Inclusion, Hiring, Recruitment, Diversity, Leadership


Library and Information Science


This presentation will explore perspectives on inclusive hiring practices from both sides of the table. Grand Valley State University Libraries conducted its first diversity residency search in the summer of 2018, which integrated recently developed inclusive recruitment and high-empathy hiring practices. The search committee chair, Annie Bélanger, and one of the successful residency candidates, Preethi Gorecki, team up to dissect the hiring process from both of their perspectives. Annie Bélanger discusses the work behind critically examining the existing hiring process, designing an inclusive recruitment plan, and implementing a new structure in order to ensure empathy to applicants going through the process. Preethi Gorecki then discusses the impact of inclusive hiring on perceptions of the work environment, satisfaction with the search, and overall experience of the hiring process.


Original Citation

Bélanger, A., & Gorecki, P. (2019). Kindly Hire Me: The Process and Impact of Inclusive Hiring. Full Presentation presented at the Library Diversity Residency Studies Conference, Greensboro, NC.