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Connecting with Many Children from Many Cultures

February 21, 2012
Short Title
Connecting with Many Children from Many Cultures
Summary

Learn strategies for reaching diverse populations to make your library welcoming to various cultural groups. 

Description

Are you culturally literate? Do you know how to plan and promote programs and services for diverse populations of children and their families? In this interactive session, participants will explore their understanding of various cultures and discuss how to create culturally sensitive library programming that promotes cultural literacy and connects many children from many cultures.

Recorded on
02/21/2012
Duration
1 hour
Presenters

Jamie Campbell Naidoo, assistant professor, The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies

Jamie Campbell Naidoo is an assistant professor at The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies where he teaches courses in diversity, public libraries, and children's and youth services. A former youth services coordinator and elementary and school librarian, he is currently serving as chair of the 2012 Pura Belpre Award committee and is director of the National Latino Children's Literature Conference. He recently published the book Celebrating Cuentos: Promoting Latino Children's Literature and Literacy in Classrooms & Libraries and is currently co-editing a book for ALA entitled Diversity in Youth Literature: Opening Doors through Reading. 

Cost
$25
Library Type
Academic / College
Public
Special
Audience
Children / Family
Young Adult
Job Functions
Professional Development/Training