Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services

Cultural humility as a concept is discussed very little in the library literature. Yet the idea embodies the long-held professional values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and could do much to further efforts to assist our increasingly diverse communities and patrons. The discussion we present is also unique as we approach the topic by unpacking the notion of humility and why people may find the whole concept difficult to embrace.
Originally recorded on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, this free, hour-long webinar features Patricia Barch, Schaumburg Township (Ill.) District Library and Carmen Patlan, Waukegan (Ill.) Public Library, as they discuss tips, tools, resources, and best practices for serving English language learners. Made possible by The American Dream Starts @ your library®, a grant initiative funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.