On Thursday, May 26, the VALL Chapter is hosing their Spring meeting, and are looking for chapters and other groups to join them in these conversations. This meeting will focus on efforts to support and sustain opportunities to work in law libraries and with legal-related employers. This grows out of conversations about how the range and number of people applying for jobs, as well as the variety and diversity of current and future colleagues. VALL has put together an effort to explore this, through a hosted collaborative conversation. Four people, including LLAM’s own Kristina Alayan, will present their ideas, followed by smaller group discussions.
Title: Recruiting, Retention and Resilience: A Collaborative Conversation on Law Library Diversity + Equity
Date: Thursday, May 26
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 EST
Registration is free and open to all members and non-members. The event will be held on Zoom.
Description: A discussion and collaborative exploration of topics in law library diversity, equity and inclusion, with a focus on library employee recruiting and retention. Each featured speaker will share discussion ideas, updates on their own work and ideas to frame and inspire conversations. We’ll have group discussion rooms to explore topics collaboratively during the meeting.
- Anne Klinefelter, Henry P. Brandis Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library, UNC School of Law
- Nichelle J. Perry, Law Library Director, NC Central University School of Law
- Carla Wale, Associate Teaching Professor, Director, MLIS Law Librarianship Specialization, UW iSchool
- Kristina Alayan, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
For questions about this even, please contact VALL President, Roger V. Skalbeck.