Anti-Racism Training Series


The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Standing Group (DEISG) identifies and coordinates training opportunities with a goal for inclusive, intersectional anti-racism training. The DEISG proposes different types of training to engage Alliance members wherever they are with their DEI and anti-racism practices. Training opportunities will address different learning styles and topic familiarity while incorporating community elements.

  • Training types: workshop, multiple session series, speaker/presentation
  • Learning styles: active learning, group discussion, think + write, interactive response, Q&A
  • Topics: anti-racism, cultural humility, racial equity, identity (personal, community, and systems), microaggressions, implicit bias, intersection of race and gender

Training Opportunities

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Cultural Humility and Humble Leadership

Trainer: Xan Goodman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Date: October 18, 2023, 10:00am-12:30pm

Online Workshop: Application for Alliance Members (limited to 40 individuals in supervisory roles)

  • Applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday, October 4
  • Accepted participants will be notified on Thursday, October 5

Description: Cultural humility is an aspect of humble leadership, which is a leadership style developed by Dr. Edgar Schein, MIT emeritus professor of organizational psychology. Leadership that is humble and informed by cultural humility has the promise to bring change to management in libraries. In this workshop participants will learn about humble leadership using cultural humility to situate humble leadership as a humble practice within a developing framework of cultural humility for librarianship. Attend this 2.5-hour workshop to learn how to apply cultural humility and humble leadership in your practice as a library leader. Participants will focus on their role as a leader and will link concepts of cultural humility to scenarios in libraries. This workshop will use active learning strategies such as breakout rooms and reflection exercises.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define cultural humility.
  • Participants will be able to define humble leadership.
  • Participants will have an opportunity to apply humble practices to library scenarios.
  • Participants will be able to name three ways to implement cultural humility with employees/colleagues.
  • Participants will be able to identify one short-term goal they will accomplish within 90 days to implement cultural humility.

This workshop will include conversations for both large and small groups. Breakout rooms will maintain the same groups of people for small group conversations.

Trainer Bio: Xan Goodman is Health Sciences Librarian at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she supports four schools in the Division of Health Sciences, the School of Dental Medicine, School of Integrated Health Sciences, School of Public Health, and School of Nursing. Goodman is a co-editor of two ACRL publications, Disciplinary Faculty-Librarian Collaborations: Integrating the Information Literacy Framework into Disciplinary Courses (2021) and Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts (2017), and author of a three-pillar framework of cultural humility for libraries. She is also an American Library Association Spectrum Scholar and a trained Racial Healing Circle Facilitator.