Building Strong Libraries Together
Title: Bottoms Up: How Early-Career Librarians & Archivists United to Empower Each Other
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023
Time: 1 - 2pm
Finding your way in a new job can be difficult, especially when you’re confronted with brand-new requirements to move up in rank. In this interactive webinar, librarians and archivists from Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library share their woes and wins advocating for early career professional support. Staff members from disparate departments banded together to collectively figure out how best to approach an overwhelming promotion process. Under the banner of the newly formalized Committee for New Academic Professionals (CNAPS), the presenters overcame these challenges by inspiring each other to lead change from the bottom up and create a path for mentoring and advocacy for current and future library workers. Participants will leave the session ready to be changemakers empowered to lead, regardless of their role or rank.
Two Solar Eclipses Coming to North America!
Annular Eclipse, Saturday, October 14, 2023
Total Eclipse, Monday, April 8, 2024
Thanks to a generous grant from the Betty and Gordon Moore foundation, the STAR Library Network will support state and public libraries for the 2023 annular solar eclipse and 2024 total solar eclipse by providing solar eclipse glasses, solar science kits, and in-person and virtual training. (read more...)