Workplace Diversity (03/09/19)



Workplace Diversity, 9PM AEST, Tuesday 3 September 2019. Image from University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections:


ALIA’s recently released workplace diversity report aims “for the Australian library workforce to be as diverse as the communities we serve”. Let’s chat about the future industry and current barriers to diversity.


Questions for the chat: 

Q1. You can’t increase diversity and expect the industry to stay the same. How could increasing cultural diversity change GLAM for the better?

Q2. The census data suggests that GLAM is predominantly older, white, and female. If you don’t identify with this majority, do you feel your voice is heard in the workplace/at uni? Can you affect change if you want?

Q3. From your own experience, what do you feel the biggest barriers to increasing diversity in the GLAM sector might be?

Q4. ALIA suggested a target to double the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the workforce. What needs to be done to achieve this?

Q5. What stood out for you from ALIA’s Workplace Diversity report?

Join us on Twitter at 9pm AEST on Tuesday 6 August 2019! If you’re new to Twitter, and/or #auslibchat, be sure to check out this awesome guide to maximise your experience!

Don’t use Twitter, or want to comment anonymously? Email your questions or answers to or PM @aliangac and we’ll include them in the chat.


Access the Wakelet to see what was discussed in August here.