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Thursday, October 11 • 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Librarianship and Parenthood: A Balancing Act

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The obstacles to libraries becoming "programmed to lead" may seem daunting, but some librarians have additional challenges and responsibilities that can make library work even more difficult: Families. With a focus on information, networking and support, this session will identify potential implications of combining librarianship and parenthood. The speakers will explore the concept of the "baby penalty," career mobility, gender dynamics, self-identity and the ideal of a more inclusive workplace. In addition to a panel presentation, the session will include time for small-group discussion; come prepared to share with, and listen to, your peers. This session will be a safe place for parents to speak openly, honestly and respectfully about their experiences and the everyday realities of balancing professional and personal responsibilities.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hoehn

Jamie Hoehn

Librarian, Dakota County Library
avatar for Jacquie Kramer

Jacquie Kramer

Anoka County Library



Thursday October 11, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm CDT
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