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Sorry….You Just Don’t Fit into our Culture: unconscious bias in hiring decisions

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June 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

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Are unconscious biases impacting your hiring/promotion process? These biases can cause us to make decisions in favor of one person or group to the detriment of others. Join us to learn how to recognize and eliminate bias in your library’s hiring process.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the basics of unconscious bias.
  • Learn the types of unconscious bias that may influence your hiring/ promotion decisions.
  • Leave with practical ways to reduce bias in your hiring process.


Facilitator: Beth Crist and Jean Heilig

Beth Crist is the Youth & Family Services Consultant for the Colorado State Library. She is passionate about equitable library service (ask me about eliminating overdue fines!), encouraging people to spend more time outside, and supporting all family members at the same time.

Jean has been with the Colorado State Library since 2005 and is currently the Fiscal Officer and LSTA Grant Coordinator.  Previously, she was Senior Director of Jones e-global library at JonesKnowledge.com where she developed an online academic library.  She also held the title of Library Director for Jones International University.   She spent four years as a Public Services Librarian in the Helen Fowler Library at the Denver Botanic Gardens. She earned her MLIS from the University of Denver and her MBA from the University of Colorado Denver campus.


June 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT