Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Strategies for Enhancing our Library Cultures

February 9 & 10, 2021
8:30 am - 10:30 am


Registration is open for the Tri-College University 2021 library workshop. This year’s program, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Shifting our Library Cultures” will be held on February 9-10, 2021. The Tri-College University, Minitex, ODIN, and NLLN (Northern Lights Library Network) sponsor the workshop and we are pleased that this funding has allowed us to offer this workshop free of charge to all attendees.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Colleen Egan, 218.299.4640.

Anne Phibbs

Anne Phibbs, PhD (she/her/hers)
Founder and President of Strategic Diversity Initiatives
Anne brings over 25 years’ experience helping organizations advance their diversity, equity & inclusion goals. She is adept at assessing an organization’s strengths and challenges and tailoring her approach to its context, culture, and goals.
With extensive experience in training, teaching, curriculum development, and training of trainers, Anne has delivered hundreds of workshops and classes for thousands of participants in corporate, government, higher education, non-profit, healthcare, small business and faith community settings.
Anne built a successful diversity and inclusion leadership program at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on emotional intelligence (EI), and she is an EI Practitioner certified in the EQ-i2.0 and EQ360 methods. As Director of Education at the University of Minnesota, she was responsible for developing and implementing their successful Certificate Program, a series of 10 workshops designed to increase capacity for diversity and inclusion work across every part of the institution.
A seasoned consultant, Anne is able to work with small and large organizations on a variety of diversity, equity & inclusion needs, including diversity assessments, diversity action plans, customized diversity training, and inclusive leadership development. Anne earned her PhD in Philosophy and Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

February 9, 2021 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Introduction
  • Beyond Diversity 101: Micro-inequities, implicit Bias, and Moving toward Equity

February 10, 2021 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Communicating for Inclusion: From the Interpersonal to the Organizational

Librarians, library staff, and library administrators are encouraged to attend to learn more about the historical and institutional inequalities that hinder our goals for equity in our workplaces. Participants will engage with the presenter and each other in identifying and breaking down the barriers and challenges that impede our communication, both internal and external.

Both groups and individuals can benefit from the content that is offered in this workshop. Throughout the day, participants will be asked to think about the culture of their libraries, so having multiple perspectives from each library will enhance our discussions and activities.

Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

Sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

"Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Shifting our Library Cultures" is sponsored by the Tri-College University, Minitex, ODIN, and Northern Lights Library Network (NLLN). Members of the Tri-College University include Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, M State Moorhead, North Dakota State College of Science, and North Dakota State University.

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