Core Classroom: Fundamentals of Hiring

This Core Classroom will provide a brief introduction to effective hiring. This Classroom will have pre-work of readings/videos and practical application assignments, followed by live chat session to discuss and answer questions.

At the end of this classroom, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the key steps to effective hiring
  • Understand the potential impacts of bias on the hiring process
  • Learn how to advocate for fair and effective hiring practices

Format: 2-week virtual workshop that consists of weekly live virtual group discussions. Students should complete the assigned readings and the media prior to the live chat session. Students should also come prepared with questions, both about the content and about any workplace challenges they may have encountered, to help drive the discussion. The goal of this course is to help YOU, so attending these sessions ready to bring up what you need is important!

Core Classroom Class Schedule/Outline:

Week 1: Tuesday, October 25        11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Preparing to Hire:  Understand the steps necessary to create the groundwork for effective hiring.

Week 2: Tuesday, November 1          11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Hiring Process: Understand the basics of how to hire employees effectively, including best practices for avoiding bias.


Julia Davis is an experienced information science professional with a strong passion for employee-focused leadership practices, accessibility, and procedural standardization. Her experience includes time spent in both academic and public libraries, as well as the legal, wellness, and insurance industries. She currently serves as the Information Systems Manager for Smith, Hulsey, and Busey, a full-service business law firm in Jacksonville FL.

Julia holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Valdosta State University, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Jacksonville University, and is a current PhD candidate studying leadership at Anderson University. She has published several peer-reviewed articles in professional library journals and developed, as well as regularly instructs, the Fundamentals of Management course for the American Library Association’s Core Division. Originally from New England, Julia relocated to sunny Florida in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and stepson exploring the parks and local small businesses in their neighborhood.