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Article Type

Commentary

Publication Date

2019-12-18

DOI

10.7191/jeslib.2019.1167

Abstract

The principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion have long been incorporated into many aspects of the data practitioner profession. The hiring process is an exception; it is opaque, stress-inducing, and ultimately reinforces a homogeneous workforce. Job postings are important both as a window into the profession and as the first way that candidates interact with your institution. This Commentary article provides concrete and actionable recommendations on how you can start writing more equitable, diverse, and inclusive job postings at your institution.

The substance of this article is based upon a panel presentation at RDAP Summit 2019.

Keywords

job posting, hiring, diversity, equity, inclusion, data practitioners, library jobs, data librarians, academic libraries

Acknowledgments

The substance of this article is based upon a panel presentation at RDAP Summit 2019.

Corresponding Author

Joanna Thielen, MS, MSI, University of Michigan Library, Art, Architecture & Engineering Library, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094 USA; jthiele@umich.edu

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Copyright Thielen & Neeser © 2019

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