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Announcing the UHLS Racial Equity Speaker Series!
Beginning this month, UHLS will host periodic speakers on racial equity issues for library staff. These speakers, from across the country and across the region, were identified by your Antiracism Task Force colleagues as bringing expertise, perspectives, and knowledge worthy of sharing with you.
The first session is coming up quickly, and is presented by a 2021 Library Journal "Mover and Shaker!"
Doing As We Say: The Role of Language in Libraries' Equity Work
What it's about: Language is not merely expressive, but actually plays a role in shaping our thoughts and actions. As such, language can be used to uphold dominant, oppressive cultural and institutional views, and it can also be used to dismantle them. Given that libraries and library work are inextricably interwoven with language, this talk will consider how language underpins ongoing library inequities and discuss ways we can instead use language in support of our efforts to dismantle oppression. Please bring your questions, as we will have plenty of time for discussion.
See the full announcement here.
Watervliet Public Library is in search of a Library Clerk
Watervliet Public Library is looking for a customer service focused, detail oriented person to join our team. Responsibilities include working with patrons of all ages, charging and discharging materials, collecting payments, opening and closing the library, reshelving materials assisting patrons with computer related questions, issuing library cards, answering the telephone and other duties as required.
Position will be between 12 - 20 hours per week.
Please email cover letter, resume, and 2 letters of reference to Debbie Scott at
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs routine building cleaning work; does related work as required
See the full announcement here.
Join us for a beginner-friendly, in-depth exploration into antiracism through the lens of library youth services. Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth, begins in late March and concludes in November. All UHLS library staff members, from all areas of service, are welcome to participate in the project.
UHLS Statement Condemning Racism
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Part time, some evenings and weekends. This position includes general clerical and patron assistance tasks. The person in this position is supervised by and is responsible to the Head of Circulation. Must enjoy working with people and be computer literate.
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