Vocational Awe: Examining the Cost of Your Service Graphic
October 15, 2020

The State Library of Ohio and OhioNET hosted Vocational Awe: Examining the Cost of Your Service on October 7.  The virtual event garnered a huge response with over 250 tuning in live!  A recording of the event is now available to view on the State Library of Ohio’s YouTube page. We apologize that there are some issues with the sound in the first 9 minutes of the recording.

The program is in three parts. First, Fobazi Ettarh gives a presentation explaining the term she coined “vocational awe” and how it is prevalent in library work. In the second part of the program, Fobazi engages in a dialog with librarian Erin Kelsey from the State Library of Ohio to dig deeper into the concept and themes of advocacy, culture change, and vocational awe and white supremacy. Lastly, Fobazi addressed questions from the audience.

In an effort to create a supportive learning experience for participants, we have curated a resources webpage with helpful articles on vocational awe and related topics. For more continuing education resources, check out the OhioNET’s event calendarContinuing Education Roundup and Webjunction for a variety of articles and webinars on hot topics and core competencies for library staff of all types.

If you have trouble accessing the video or have ideas for future Critical Conversations topics, email Erin Kelsey, library consultant at the State Library of Ohio at ekelsey@library.ohio.gov.

Media Contact:

Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Public Information Officer and Director, Marketing & Communications (614) 644-6875 marshams@library.ohio.gov