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Lightning Talk - Creating a Sensory-Friendly Store Environment with Robin Stern (Books Inc)

Lightning Talk - Creating a Sensory-Friendly Store Environment with Robin Stern (Books Inc) (April 11, 2024)
Content related to the education session Lightning Talk - Creating a Sensory-Friendly Store Environment with Robin Stern (Books Inc), Lightning Talks.
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Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
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  • 101
 
ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On April 11, 2024, Robin Stern (Books Inc.) discussed Creating a Sensory-Friendly Store Environment to improve Autistic inclusion in your store.
 
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Beyond Allyship: Supporting LGBTQIA2S+ Staff Members

Beyond Allyship: Supporting LGBTQIA2S+ Staff Members (February 13, 2024)
Content related to the education session Beyond Allyship: Supporting LGBTQIA2S+ Staff Members, Winter Institute 2024.
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • 101

 
Join this bookseller-led panel for a discussion on supporting trans and nonbinary staff and colleagues. With LGBTQIA2S+ (particularly trans) rights under constant siege, it is more important than ever to have procedures in place that protect our staff and colleagues. Panelists will discuss what active allyship means for all employees, and will review best practices for responding to anti-trans legislation and community hate.
 
 
Speakers
Gretchen Treu, A Room of One's Own Bookstore - Madison, WI
Kai Burner, Bookworm of Edwards - Edwards, CO
Linda Sherman-Nurick, Cellar Door Bookstore - Riverside, CA
Brein Lopez, Children's Book World - Los Angeles, CA
 
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Lightning Talk - Chelsia Rice (Montana Book Company) on Hosting Drag Story Hour

Lightning Talk - Chelsia Rice (Montana Book Company) on Hosting Drag Story Hour (October 12, 2023)
Content related to the education session Lightning Talk - Chelsia Rice (Montana Book Company) on Hosting Drag Story Hour, Lightning Talks.
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Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
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  • Events
ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On October 12, 2023, Chelsia Rice (Montana Book Company) discussed Hosting Drag Story Hour.
 
Referenced Resources: ABA's Right to Read Toolkit
 

Featured Talk with Jonathan Hamilt: Fighting for Queer Stories and Seeds of Change

Featured Talk with Jonathan Hamilt: Fighting for Queer Stories and Seeds of Change (June 7, 2023)
Content related to the education session Featured Talk with Jonathan Hamilt: Fighting for Queer Stories and Seeds of Change, Children's Institute 2023.
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  • Diversity & Inclusion
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  • 101
In a world struggling with issues of acceptance and tolerance, Jonathan Hamilt, Executive Director of Drag Story Hour, shares the necessity of LGBTQAI+ family programming. He explores how the powerful art-form of drag teaches young humans about inclusivity, celebrating diversity, the vital freedom of self-expression, and the role bookstores play in building compassionate communities where there is room for everybody’s story on the shelf.
 
Speaker:
Jonathan Hamilt, Drag Story Hour - New York, NY
 

Featured Talk with Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield: Gray Areas

Featured Talk with Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield: Gray Areas (June 6, 2023)
Content related to the education session Featured Talk with Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield: Gray Areas, Children's Institute 2023.
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Owners and Managers
Many industries now stress the importance of racial diversity, but the numbers do not show much progress. In the book industry specifically, Black workers are underrepresented as store owners, may be assigned to positions in the back rather than front of the store, and may observe that titles by Black authors receive less recognition, promotion, and visibility from booksellers. In this session, Adia Wingfield presents data from her forthcoming book Gray Areas to explain how and why these processes persist. Blending interview, survey, and statistical data, Wingfield shows how the everyday, taken-for-granted aspects of work can preclude booksellers from increasing racial diversity, and delivers evidence-based suggestions for how to change this outcome.
 
Speaker:
Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield, Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
 
Featured Talk with Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield: Gray Areas (June 6, 2023)
Content related to the education session Featured Talk with Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield: Gray Areas, Children's Institute 2023.
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Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
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  • Owners and Managers
Many industries now stress the importance of racial diversity, but the numbers do not show much progress. In the book industry specifically, Black workers are underrepresented as store owners, may be assigned to positions in the back rather than front of the store, and may observe that titles by Black authors receive less recognition, promotion, and visibility from booksellers. In this session, Adia Wingfield presents data from her forthcoming book Gray Areas to explain how and why these processes persist. Blending interview, survey, and statistical data, Wingfield shows how the everyday, taken-for-granted aspects of work can preclude booksellers from increasing racial diversity, and delivers evidence-based suggestions for how to change this outcome.
 
Speaker:
Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield, Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
 

Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace (June 6, 2023)
Content related to the education session Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace, Children's Institute 2023.
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Owners and Managers
Neurodiversity refers to the natural variation of human brain functioning, including conditions like autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and others. Understanding and embracing neurodiversity can have a positive impact on workplace culture, productivity, and inclusivity. In this session, we will discuss practical strategies for accommodating diverse learning, and working styles, as well as the importance of communication and collaboration. We will also address common misconceptions and stereotypes about neurodivergent individuals and provide guidance on how to avoid discrimination and promote respect. Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of neurodiversity and practical strategies for creating a more inclusive workplace. Bookstore owners and managers are encouraged to attend and learn how to support and empower neurodivergent employees.
 
Speaker:
 
Emily Raclaw, Marquette University - Milwaukee, WI
 
Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace (June 6, 2023)
Content related to the education session Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace, Children's Institute 2023.
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Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
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  • Owners and Managers
Neurodiversity refers to the natural variation of human brain functioning, including conditions like autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and others. Understanding and embracing neurodiversity can have a positive impact on workplace culture, productivity, and inclusivity. In this session, we will discuss practical strategies for accommodating diverse learning, and working styles, as well as the importance of communication and collaboration. We will also address common misconceptions and stereotypes about neurodivergent individuals and provide guidance on how to avoid discrimination and promote respect. Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of neurodiversity and practical strategies for creating a more inclusive workplace. Bookstore owners and managers are encouraged to attend and learn how to support and empower neurodivergent employees.
 
Speaker:
 
Emily Raclaw, Marquette University - Milwaukee, WI
 

Designing and Implementing a DEI Program for Your Store

Designing and Implementing a DEI Program for Your Store (February 22, 2023)
Content related to the education session Designing and Implementing a DEI Program for Your Store, Winter Institute 2023.
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Owners and Managers

Employers use diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to create a more equitable, inclusive, and dynamic workforce. Designing and developing a DEI program involves four main phases:
1) Data collection and analysis to determine the need for change;
2) Strategy design to match business objectives;
3) Implementation;
4) Evaluation and continuing audit of the plan.
This session will be lead by Jason Thompson, author of Diversity and Inclusion Matters: Tactics and Tools to Inspire Equity and Game-Changing Performance (Wiley). Booksellers will leave this session with practical implementation ideas to begin a DEI program for their store.

 

Speakers: Jason Thompson, VP for DE&I at Western Governors University

Designing and Implementing a DEI Program for Your Store (February 22, 2023)
Content related to the education session Designing and Implementing a DEI Program for Your Store, Winter Institute 2023.
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Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Owners and Managers

Employers use diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to create a more equitable, inclusive, and dynamic workforce. Designing and developing a DEI program involves four main phases:
1) Data collection and analysis to determine the need for change;
2) Strategy design to match business objectives;
3) Implementation;
4) Evaluation and continuing audit of the plan.
This session will be lead by Jason Thompson, author of Diversity and Inclusion Matters: Tactics and Tools to Inspire Equity and Game-Changing Performance (Wiley). Booksellers will leave this session with practical implementation ideas to begin a DEI program for their store.

 

Speakers: Jason Thompson, VP for DE&I at Western Governors University

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