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Thursday, May 19 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Evaluating library policies from the perspective of equity

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Equity in our libraries is vital, but how do policies in our libraries contribute to, or inadvertently, undermine that objective. Come listen to our panel of librarians and library administrators candidly discuss what their libraries are doing in areas such as removing fines for overdue books, redacting names from CVs before they are seen by search committees, and reviewing employee handbooks to ensure policies and procedures are part of the solution and not the problem.

Learning objectives:
Identify tangible actions your library can take to support equity.
Understand the importance of building equity into policies and procedures.
View policies and procedures through an equity lens.


Jeff Belliston

Brigham Young University
avatar for Ernesto Hernandez

Ernesto Hernandez

Instruction Librarian, Weber State University

Dan Broadbent

Brigham Young University

Allison Spehar

Salt Lake City Public Library

Deborah Ehrman

Salt Lake City Public Library

Teresa Gomez

Brigham Young University

Thursday May 19, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT