University of Wisconsin–Madison

Hiring for Diversity: Recruitment and Retention

In this course, you will look at what could be holding your library back from hiring diverse candidates, including personal biases. Explore ways to approach diverse hiring in your institution and during your hiring process. You will also examine your organizational culture and discover what it reveals about diverse employees at your library.

At a glance

This course has been canceled.

Where: Online

Cost: $150 (10% discount if you register at least 2 weeks in advance!)

Credit: 1.4 CEUs/14 LEUs

Program: #303921

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer

This course has been canceled.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Login information will be emailed to you a few days before the course begins

Course description


  • Acknowledging privilege and minimizing biases and their impact on hiring practices
  • Reaching diverse candidates when you have a job opening
  • Tools to review applications that give diverse candidates better opportunities
  • Interview tips to highlight diversity and inclusion as topics
  • Helping your new diverse staff to thrive in your organization


Tasha Saecker is the assistant director of the Appleton (WI) Public Library where she strives (and has made progress!) to create a diverse library staff reflective of the community.