Currently, libraries are engaged in creating environments that embrace diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This includes having candidates for hire submit statements regarding their approach to DEI and internal committees to look at policies and procedures regarding DEI. Also there is a lot of both internal and external training designed to help organizations and their members become more adept at creating environments with DEI in mind. What is often missed in all of this activity is how individual librarians, through mentorship and collaboration, can come together to foster DEI and support each other in success. This field report shows how two librarians, from different backgrounds and experiences came together to not only support each other through their regular work day, but elevate their partnership toward professional success and retention. The report provides recommendations for creating a more inclusive workplace through mentoring and collaboration.
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Reid, Janet M. and Sobczak, Patricia D.
"Challenging the Glass Ceiling: Collaboration as the Key to Increasing the Number of Librarians of Color in Academic Libraries,"
Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 13:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol13/iss1/4