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The Gardian Blog, featured in Alltop and Association Universe, serves as a rich content library that illuminates topics and issues of importance to the association community, particularly as they relate to professional development.

Bright Idea: Improving diversity in libraries

Hoping to introduce more diversity into library workforces, last year the Public Library Association kicked off its Inclusive Internship Initiative (III).

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Six ways to move from diversity to inclusion that start with you

You know that embracing and promoting D&I is the right thing to do. You have worked to increase the diversity of your staff, your board, your membership. On paper and in those online photos of your recent annual meeting, it looks like you’re succeeding.

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Inclusivity: It’s more than words

Exclusion doesn’t just happen on the playground; it occurs in just about every social and professional setting. And as such, it’s time for a culture change, says Elizabeth Engel, chief strategist for Spark Consulting, and Sherry Marts, president and CEO of S*Marts Consulting.

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Connected in every way imaginable

​Last summer I attended my first ASAE Annual Meeting. I swam in the hallways of the Detroit Convention Center looking for the correct bus back to one of the many host hotels while trying to network, build business leads and learn about association trends.

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