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NAHSL 2022 In-Person Workshop: Diversity & Inclusion in Libraries: A Call to Action and Strategies for Success

Date: Sunday, November 6th, 2022 from 12:00 PM –4:00 PM EST

Location: Rines A room at the Westin Portland Harborview, NAHSL 2022 Annual Conference in Portland, ME

Description: As information professionals, it is our collective responsibility to create opportunities where individuals are encouraged and supported to bring their most authentic selves to the library. This level of authenticity will come as a result of an intentional effort to cultivate spaces where people feel free to use whichever personal pronouns suit them, where individuals feel safe and comfortable to use the restroom that matches their gender identity, where librarians of color are offered the same support and professional development as their white counterparts, where diverse individuals can speak their truths and bring lived experiences to discussions without being attacked, mocked, or abused in the workplace, and where barriers are removed that may prevent people with accessibility issues from taking full advantage of library services and spaces. Tempered with experience and wisdom, this course will tackle challenges head on that diverse individuals face as it relates to libraries and librarianship.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
  • Explain he importance and relevance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries and librarianship
  • Identify and acknowledge personal dimensions of diversity
  • Apply best practice strategies for building and sustaining a diverse workforce
  • Reflect on first-person narratives of DEI champions in comparison to their own lived experiences



Shannon D. Jones, MLS, M.Ed, AHIP

Director of Libraries & Professor

Medical University of South Carolina

Beverly Murphy, MLS, AHIP, FMLA

Assistant Director, Communications & Web Content Management

DUHS Hospital Nursing & Watts College of Nursing Liaison

Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives

Cost: $100 for NAHSL members, $200 for non-members

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Past Classes

NAHSL Webinar: Creating Virtual Escape Rooms for Library Training and Marketing

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM –2:00 PM EST 

Description: This one hour session will cover how to create virtual escape rooms in OneNote and PowerPoint. There will be a short discussion of the evidence supporting gamification in education. We will create a PowerPoint escape room together as a group for hands-on practice. Finally, we will discuss how escape room can be used for training, marketing, and outreach.

The session will provide opportunities for attendees to select different items for the PowerPoint escape room. A handout will be provided to attendees so they can follow along on their own PowerPoint programs. There will be a short breakout room where attendees will discuss how to use escape rooms for library programming, and a large group discussion where breakout rooms report out their main ideas. 

 Instructor: Jessie Casella, Librarian, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Technical Requirements: Webinar via Zoom

Cost: FREE

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Questions? Contact Eugenia Opuda, NAHSL Education Committee chair,

Two-day NAHSL Webinar: Python Bites: Learn to Code Python

Date: Wednesday, August 24 – Thursday, August 25, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM –11:30 AM EST each day for a total of 3 credit hours

Description: Python is a powerful, open-source and popular programming language with a wide variety of applications. Whether you're interested in web or software development, data analysis, or computational programming, this workshop series will provide the foundations needed to get started.

This introductory workshop series is for you if you:

  • Have never programmed before, and are looking for a place to begin
  • Have experience with using Python, and would like to brush up on fundamental concepts
  • Have experience in other programming languages (e.g. R), and would like to learn and apply Python in your work

Learning Objectives: Each individual bite has specific objectives, below is an overview of the content that will be covered within each section

Instructor: Paige Scudder, Research and Education Librarian, Dartmouth Library

Cost: $75 for  NAHSL members, $150 for non-members

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