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Academic Librarians' Experiences & Observations of Microaggressions 

Alabi, Jaena (2013-04-25)
In this poster, the researcher will present results from a survey of academic librarians about their experiences of racial microaggressions. The research presented in this poster—results from a survey of minority and ...

Do You See What I See? Academic Librarians' Experiences of Racism 

Alabi, Jaena (2013-04-25)
This research project uses the framework of racial microaggressions to investigate academic librarians’ experiences and observations of racism in the profession. The poster presents preliminary findings of a survey of ...

Everyday Inclusion Begins with Me: Diversity and Intergroup Communication in the Workplace 

Iglesias, Aubrey; Whaley, Pambanisha; Alabi, Jaena (2020-06-10)
Join us to explore actions at the individual level that help create an environment where diverse perspectives flourish and a desired long-term outcome is to attract, recruit, and retain a workforce of librarians from diverse ...

From Hostile to Inclusive: Strategies for Improving the Racial Climate of Academic Libraries 

Alabi, Jaena (2018-11-02)
Despite the presence of programs such as the American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce, Library and Information Science ...

Mindfulness to Manage Workplace Stress and Microaggressions 

Thomas, Chippewa; Whaley, Pambanisha; Alabi, Jaena (2020-07-14)
Navigating workplace stress and microaggressions—verbal and non-verbal messages that are invalidating or demeaning—can be difficult in any profession, but is especially challenging in service-oriented professions like ...

Open Access Publishing, AUrora, and You 

Trehub, Aaron; Alabi, Jaena; Mackiewicz, Jo (2013-05-07)
Jaena Alabi (Libraries), Jo Mackiewicz (Technical & Professional Communication), and Aaron Trehub (Libraries) discuss the benefits of open-access publishing through AUrora, Auburn’s institutional repository. Among the ...

Peer review of teaching: Best practices for a non-programmatic approach 

Alabi, Jaena; Weare, William H., Jr. (2015-02-16)
Many academic librarians who provide library instruction have never received formal training in educational theory and methods. In an effort to bridge this gap and improve the teaching skills of instruction librarians, ...

The Power of Observation: How Librarians can Benefit from the Peer Review of Teaching--Even Without a Formal Program 

Alabi, Jaena; Weare, William H., Jr. (2013-08-27)
Many academic librarians who provide library instruction have never received formal training in pedagogical theories and methods. In an effort to improve the teaching skills of instruction librarians, some libraries have ...

"Race is a social construct and does not exist": What Academic Librarians Have to Say about Racism in the Profession 

Alabi, Jaena (2014-06-25)
This poster is a qualitative analysis of comments received on a survey of academic librarians. The survey, which used the construct of racial microaggressions--subtle, denigrating messages delivered to people of color--was ...

Racial Microaggressions and Academic Libraries 

Alabi, Jaena (2013-04-25)
The abundance of articles, books, and conference papers on diversity in librarianship tend to focus on a few recurring themes: depictions of minorities in children’s literature, developing multicultural collections, or ...

Racial Microaggressions in Academic Libraries: Results of a Survey of Minority and Non-Minority Librarians 

Alabi, Jaena (2016-01-04)
There is relatively little literature on racism within the profession of academic librarianship. To investigate academic librarians’ experiences of racism, this research project uses the framework of racial microaggressions, ...

Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Faculty Body: The Role of Microaggressions & Incivility 

Alabi, Jaena; Whaley, Pambanisha (2014-02-18)
Are we doing enough to recruit and retain a diverse faculty body? Despite a variety of efforts to increase underrepresented populations within the professoriate, diversity gains remain minimal. Presenters will introduce ...

“This Actually Happened”: An Analysis of Librarians’ Responses to a Survey about Racial Microaggressions 

Alabi, Jaena (2015-05-21)
Racial microaggressions are subtle, derogatory messages conveyed to people of color. While often delivered unconsciously, these persistent and pervasive negative messages can have devastating effects on individuals and ...

To be seen and heard: Realizing the benefits of diversity and responding to the needs of minority academic librarians 

Alabi, Jaena (2015-10-21)
Diversity continues to be an important topic of conversation for librarians--we talk about the importance of representing a variety of viewpoints in our collections, providing diverse programs that meet the needs of a broad ...

Using Mindfulness to Cope with Microaggressions and Workplace Stress 

Whaley, Pambanisha; Thomas, Chippewa; Alabi, Jaena (2018-10-01)
People from marginalized identity groups frequently experience microaggressions, verbal and non-verbal messages that are invalidating or demeaning. Librarians, even those working in the supposedly progressive and liberal ...