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

Forum 1 scheduled

The first meeting of the forum will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown Pittsburgh, April 24-25, 2019. Further details and information to register will be posted on the Forum 1 page. Group rates Read More

Survey on experiences of grant-funded digital LAM workers

Due to the limitations of funding, space, and number of participants in a constructive meeting, we cannot include every voice in our forum conversations. However, we would like to offer the opportunity for as many Read More

Seeking funded participants for Collective Responsibility

As distributed via listservs: Ruth Kitchin Tillman (Penn State Libraries) and Sandy Rodriguez (University of Missouri—Kansas City University Libraries) invite current and recent grant-funded workers in libraries, archives, and museums (LAM) positions to self-nominate as Read More