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Posts in PIPEline

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  • Sheila Garcia
Sheila Garcia provides background information on the establishment of the Art Alliance and its aim to use art creation as a form of self-care during the workday.
  • Marna Michele Clowney-Robinson
Marna Clowney-Robinson, Karen Downing, Darlene Nichols and Helen Look speak on why it's so important for libraries to take deliberate actions to ensure that they are inclusive of multiracial populations.
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  • Anna Ercoli Schnitzer
Anna Ercoli Schnitzer, Disability Issue and Outreach Librarian at the Taubman Health Sciences Library speaks on the importance of kindness to others in order to reach a deeper level of understanding as individuals.
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  • Jeffery Witt
Jeff Witt, Diversity and Incusion Specialist, reflects on what success looks like in relation to his DEIA and Social Justice work.
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  • Denise Leyton
In the third post in our Social Class in the Workplace series, Denise Leyton shares her experience with wealth perception on campus and ways in which we can make conscious choices to ensure the library is a welcoming place to all.
  • Shannon Moreno
In the second post of the Social Class in the Workplace Series, Shannon Moreno shares a personal essay, reflecting on the ways that social class impact her daily work and the way she moves through the library at large.
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  • Sheila Garcia
In the first post in the Social Class in the Workplace Series, Sheila talks about multilevel code-switching, both what it is and why people do it, concluding with sharing her own experiences of multilevel code-switching.
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  • Anna Ercoli Schnitzer
In this post, in actuality one of the first written for this blog but unpublished until now (profuse apologies from the blog manager!) Anna Schnitzer contextualizes DEIA within The Great British Baking Show.
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  • Sheila Garcia
In this short post, PIPEline returns for the Fall term, starting by announcing our first blog series: Social Class in the Workplace. This post will explain the background of and set the context for the subsequent posts in this series.
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  • Sheila Garcia
Sheila Garcia provides information on the familismo cultural value prevalent in Latinx communities and how an understanding of this value can better inform our library work.