Inclusive recruitment in ALN libraries (Hosted by ALN EDI Action Group)

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** Please note: the joining instructions for the event will come via the hosts for the event and will not always be on Eventbrite.  Please look out for the email/calendar appointment from Sally Dalton or Dave Curtis. **

About this event

Date: Tuesday 16th May 2023
Time: 10.00 - 11.30am
Available places: 100
Closing date for bookings: 9th May 2023
Platform: Online via MS Teams (link to be sent by hosts)

At this event you will hear about inclusive recruitment practices in ALN libraries and institutions.

Here is the programme so far:

  • Laura Bewick and Nick Goodfellow from Leeds Trinity University will give an overview of their experience of working with an external organisation (PATH Yorkshire) to recruit to a one-year Library positive action Trainee placement, and on the challenges and rewards of this process.
  • Jen Bayjoo from the University of Salford will be talking about the development of the Library's Inclusive recruitment checklist.  It was created to support library staff in making the application and interview process more accessible. This presentation covers how and why the checklist was created, shares practical examples of how it has been used, and offers some ideas of how institutions can reuse it and share their own ideas. (Please note, this will be a pre-recorded video)
  • Elaine Sykes from Lancaster University will explore the inclusive recruitment approach that the University recently used to recruit its Open Research, Engagement and EDI Graduate Trainee.  Initially conceived to be as a positive action post, challenges led to a different approach, centred on a review of existing recruitment processes, informed by Salford University’s inclusive recruitment checklist.  This approach was highly successful and resulted in a much more diverse group of candidates applying for the role than typically experienced and the Library is currently in the process of rolling this approach out more widely.
  • Joanne Fitzpatrick from Lancaster University: Neurospicy Libraries is one of the projects funded by the ALN EDI Innovation Fund, and initial work has determined that inclusive recruitment is a key concern. This presentation will outline plans for the group and how lived experience and case studies in this area will be anonymously collected and shared.

Futher information of other presenters/speakers will follow soon, plus there will be time for discussion and questions.

All library staff welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact the ALN Development Managers in the first instance -