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Registration Open for ALA NMRT Webinar “Caregiving and Working During the Pandemic” (Wed., June 8, at 12:00 PM CDT)–Presenters Include UIUC Univ. High’s DoMonique Arnold

(via María Emerson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Please join the ALA NMRT (New Members Round Table) Online Program Committee for its June program, “Caregiving and Working During the Pandemic”. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 8, at 12:00 PM CDT. This program will be a panel of librarians that discuss caregiving and working during the pandemic. Please find a more detailed program description and panelist information below.

There are many ways we can find ourselves as caretakers and many individuals we can find ourselves caretaking: our children, our parents, our partners, etc. When COVID-19 first hit and the shutdown happened, many people found themselves juggling work in addition to caregiving at the same time. The NMRT Online Program Committee is hosting a panel of librarians and HR library staff to share their experiences of caregiving during the shutdown while still working and providing services to their library users.

The webinar will be recorded. If you require accommodations to fully participate in the webinar, please contact Kimberly Redd at KLredd@ala.org.

To register, please go here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar Speakers

DoMonique Arnold (@University High School Library)

DoMonique Arnold joined the University High School Library in August 2016, and in her work there she wears many hats. She is constantly brainstorming ways to further engage students and staff in the mission and vision of their library (not to mention she loves handing books to teenagers). Before that, she worked in the non-profit sector after graduating with her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.

Kristina Vela Bisbee (Associate Director of Assessment, Communications, and Engagement @Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries of Vanderbilt University)

Kristina Vela Bisbee is the Associate Director of Assessment, Communications, and Engagement at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries of Vanderbilt University. She holds an MSLIS and an MA in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An AmeriCorps alum, Kristina worked in community media and education before becoming a librarian.

Lizzette Guerra (Librarian @Orange Public Library)

Lizette Guerra is currently a Librarian at the Orange Public Library. She has close to 17 years of experience working in archives and libraries including the Citrus College, the California Institute of the Arts, the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center, the CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, the Autry National Center, and various institutions in Mexico and Guatemala. Today her work continues to focus on social justice, community engagement, literacy, and preservation of material and oral histories.

Wendy Williams-Clark (Director, Human Resources for the Division of Student Affairs @University of California, Riverside)

Wendy Williams-Clark is the Director of Human Resources for the Division of Student Affairs at the University of California, Riverside.  She holds an MBA and is a first-year doctoral student at the University of Phoenix.  Wendy previously served as the Interim Director of Library Human Resources and Organizational Design in the University Library at UC Riverside before transitioning into Student Affairs, where she provides management and oversight of all human resources services for 3 Organizations with 40+ units.

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