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Project Team Description
The Recruitment and Retention Team examines current recruitment and retention policies and procedures, obtains and analyzes available recruitment and retention data to identify trends and issues related to BIPOC library workers, and advocates for implementation of meaningful reforms that promote transparency and accountability through an anti-racist lens. The project currently has three sub-teams:
Community Scan & Assessment of Current Recruitment and Retention Policies/Practices
This sub-team will review current recruitment practices and documentation for search committees and library workers, create a list of core recurring training and learning needs in the organization related to recruitment and retention, examine current job qualification descriptions, assess current retention tools, and assess on-boarding procedures and documentation for consistency and inclusion.
Proposal and Implementation of Revised Recruitment Standards and Policies
The team will create proposals on specific areas of the recruitment process, including a required EDI contributions statement for job applicants, alternative approaches to job description and application wording and design, and a review of more wide reaching venues for job postings and outreach.
The data collection sub-team identifies questions and categories of information that data might inform for recruitment and retention purposes, determines access and availability of quantitative and qualitative data sources, reviews existing exit interview protocols, and recommends needed areas for assessment and improvement.