Nicole A. Cooke is the MS/LIS program director of the iSchool at Illinois and an assistant professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research and teaching interests include human information behavior (particularly in an online context), critical cultural information studies, and diversity and social justice in librarianship (with an emphasis on infusing them into LIS education and pedagogy). She was named a “Mover & Shaker” by Library Journal in 2007 and was the 2016 recipient of ALA's Equality Award and the Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award presented by ALA's Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach. She has edited and authored several books, including Information Services to Diverse Populations.
Beyond Awareness: Strategies for Demonstrating Cultural Competence in Library Services to Children (ALSC Webinar Archive)—GROUP RATE
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Diversity isn’t just about race and ethnicity! Diversity pertains to ability levels, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and more. This webinar will focus on increasing participants' level of understanding of the value of providing culturally competent library service in order to meet the information needs of an increasingly diverse group: children.
At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Identify the components of cultural competence;
- Define principles of inclusion for all library user groups;
- Articulate strategies that can be implemented in the library in order to provide more effective outreach to children.
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