Reflections on Temporary Appointments and Innovation/Diversity Culture in Libraries and Archives

by Des Alaniz I want to talk briefly about the connections between residency programs, term-contracted labor, and innovation/diversity culture in academic libraries. When I applied to participate in the Collective Responsibility Labor Forum last year, Read More

On Listening: Reflections on the First Collective Responsibility Forum

By Joy M. Banks Many years ago, I had the opportunity to hear Stephen R. Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) speak, and I remember him saying that “most people do not listen Read More

From the Recession Forward: Reflections Following Collective Responsibility Forum 1

by Megan Senseney In December 2008, I graduated into a freeze. Toward the conclusion of my final semester in graduate school, I began receiving notices from prospective employers in response to my initial flurry of Read More

Developing Imagination

by Dorothy Berry Around this time last year, I was settling into my first “permanent position.” LIS workers now live in a world where the most common question after congratulating someone on their new job Read More

Fostering Transparency in Grant Writing: Reflections on Collective Responsibility Forum 1

by Perry Collins I was honored to attend Forum 1 of Collective Responsibility in April. Our meeting focused on the lived experience of grant-funded LAM labor and called on workers as well as managers and Read More