PDA Event: National Movements for Racial Justice and Academic Library Leadership: Results from the Ithaka S+R US Library Survey 2020

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presented by Jennifer K. Frederick and Christine Wolff-Eisenberg, Ithaka S+R

Ithaka S+R fielded a special edition of the US Library Survey--a long-standing survey of library directors across the country on strategy and leadership--in fall 2020 to document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and movements for racial justice on the academic library sector. Join Jennifer K. Frederick and Christine Wolff-Eisenberg for a presentation highlighting the key findings of the survey on library leaders’ perspectives and practices related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We will discuss both where directors perceive progress and where they recognize that major challenges remain. Attendees will be given a chance to ask questions of the survey authors and to reflect on their own strategies and practices.

Jennifer K. Frederick is a senior surveys analyst at Ithaka S+R. She leads projects surveying directors and employees of libraries, museums, and other scholarly organizations. She examines organizational climate and culture, with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

Christine Wolff-Eisenberg, manager of surveys and research at Ithaka S+R, leads a team of researchers in studying student and faculty needs, academic support services, and organizational leadership in collaboration with educational and cultural organizations. 

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Sponsored by ASERL