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