Free Webinar – Cultural Literacy Programs in your Library : Connecting with Diverse Children & Families

Date: Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Online at https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=591
Presenter: Jamie Nadoo
Cost: Free

Do you promote cultural literacy in your library? Would you like to learn more about planning programs and outreach services for diverse groups of children and their families?

This webinar will help libraries establish a foundation for understanding how cultural bias influences services to diverse patrons. We will also explore strategies and resources for program planning and outreach. Presenter Jamie Naidoo will discuss how libraries can promote services and get community buy-in from specific cultural groups. Additionally he will cover where to find resources for planning the best programs that celebrate cultural diversity and connect children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Begin to examine their understanding of various cultural groups and identify personal cultural biases.
  • Be able to describe how they can become culturally literate and promote cultural literacy in library programs.
  • Become aware of some approaches to make their library welcoming to various cultural groups.
  • Begin to identify necessary strategies for reaching diverse cultural populations of children and their families.
  • Begin to identify strategies for planning programs that connect children and families from diverse cultural groups.

This webinar will be of interest to: Librarians and library support staff in public libraries who work with children.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button on the InfoPeople page. If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar you can join directly from the thank you page by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event. All webinars are archived for later viewing at http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived.

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