Jean Marie Heilig

The Hidden Biases of Good People

  • With Beth Crist and Jean Heilig
  • Scheduled for 12/13/2018 at 12:00p - 1:00p, Mountain Time
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Most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased but research has confirmed that, in reality, most of us fall short in the way we perceive ourselves. Our experiences shape who we are, and our race, ethnicity, gender, height, weight, sexual orientation, place of birth, and other factors impact how we view the world. Our hidden biases can guide our perception, behavior, opinions, decisions, and attitudes, even when we’re not aware of it. During the session, an overview of unconscious bias and examples of its impact are provided. You will be encouraged to examine your own biases and assumptions so that you can make more informed decisions.

About Beth Crist and Jean Heilig

Beth Crist is the Youth & Family Services Consultant for the Colorado State Library. She is passionate about equitable library service (ask me about eliminating overdue fines!), encouraging people to spend more time outside, and supporting all family members at the same time.

Jean has been with the Colorado State Library since 2005 and is currently the Fiscal Officer and LSTA Grant Coordinator.  Previously, she was Senior Director of Jones e-global library at JonesKnowledge.com where she developed an online academic library.  She also held the title of Library Director for Jones International University.   She spent four years as a Public Services Librarian in the Helen Fowler Library at the Denver Botanic Gardens. She earned her MLIS from the University of Denver and her MBA from the University of Colorado Denver campus.