Recent tensions in our communities have begun to reach boiling points regarding equality and inclusion. Persistent media attention in many of our cities has put the need for inter-cultural understanding front and center. Considering the benefits of allaying tensions through diverse experiences, many librarians are integrating creative and inclusive programming. Join Baltimore librarians in discussing academic libraries’ programs and how librarians can support social justice. Topics will include how an HBCU is reaching out to international students, how The Big Read grant helped connect academic libraries to local schools, and the implementation of a “Human Library” project to foster diverse perspectives. This session will reflect how academic libraries can push a message of equality and inclusion through information literacy lessons, outreach efforts, and more. Attendees are invited to discuss the roles academic libraries can play in increasing awareness of pertinent diversity issues and encourage everyone to be more involved.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Type of Library: Academic, Community College, Public, Research Library
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Research & Instruction Librarian
Towson University, Maryland