The U.S. teen population has diversified significantly since 2000, and with it, the communities we serve in our libraries. Join Amita Lonial as she discusses cultural competence in the library: its definition, its impact on behaviors, attitudes, and policies; and how essential it is for library staff to develop these skills in order to serve teens more effectively and work more collaboratively with fellow library staff.
- Gain an understanding of the differences between "Cultural knowledge", "Cultural awareness", "Cultural sensitivity" , and "Cultural competence".
- Learn how library staff can increase their personal cultural competence skills and work toward improving the cultural competence of their libraries.
- Understand how cultural competence impacts interactions with not only the teens served in the library, but also between library staff.
Who Should Attend
- Public librarians
- School librarians
- Other library staff
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