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How Employers Can Support Library Workers Who Are Caregivers During COVID-19
You are invited to join Loida Garcia-Febo, Chair of the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship, as she along with our presenters explore how employers can create emotionally healthy workplaces with relevant policies and procedures; how employers can provide flexible schedules as well as work expectations; and how employers can assist staff who are taking care of children and/or parents during this time of COVID-19.

Nov 5, 2020 02:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Maggie Farrell
Dean of Libraries @University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Maggie Farrell is the Dean of Libraries at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas recognized as one of the most diverse universities with over 31,000 students. As Dean, Maggie oversees library operations including 135 employees and a $25 million budget. In addition, Maggie serves as the current American Library Association Treasurer and a member of the Executive Board.
Bobbi Newman
Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist @National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, University of Iowa
The author of the forthcoming book ‘Fostering Wellness in the Library Workplace’ - https://workplacewellnessforlibraries.com/. She blogs at https://librarianbyday.net/ .
Tonya A. Garcia
Director @Long Branch Free Public Library, New Jersey
Tonya Garcia, the 2019 New Jersey Library Association President and current NJLA 1st Vice-President has over 16 years progressively responsible experience in library administration. Her career has been nationally recognized with such honors as 2017 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, 2017 New Jersey Library Association Librarian of the Year and the 2020 New Jersey State Library Innovation Award. Tonya identifies social justice and transparency leadership as her North Star.