Thursday, July 5, 2018

Cultural Literacy and Diversity Training for Librarians

Cultural Literacy and Diversity Training for Librarians

Date and Time: August 7, 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where: Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

Fee: $149.00

The editors of School Library Journal present a one-day workshop on Cultural Literacy and Diversity Training for Librarians. This immersive, interactive day of learning will focus on evaluation of books and media, collection development practices, readers’ advisory, and book marketing and promotion. Attendees will come away with an understanding of key concepts such as white privilege, implicit bias, and intersectionality. Librarians will learn how to recognize offensive stereotypes, tropes, and microaggressions within media and how to assess for authenticity and appropriation. Participants will learn how to perform a diversity audit on existing collections and how to craft selection policies and guidelines that set benchmarks for diversity and inclusion. Instructors will include Anastasia Collins, a Simmons College liaison librarian; Mahnaz Dar, SLJ reference and professional reading editor; Shelley Diaz, SLJ reviews manager; and Kiera Parrott, reviews director at Library Journal and School Library Journal.

Primary audience: school librarians; public youth services librarians; educators

Key skills/competencies that will be addressed:
Understanding of key diversity and cultural literacy concepts such as white privilege, implicit bias, stereotypes and tropes, microaggressions, cultural appropriation, and intersectionality.

Ability to recognize common problematic elements in text and art.

Ability to assess the diversity and inclusiveness of current collection development, RA, and promotional practices.

Tools, tips, and advice on how to better diversify collections and displays and how to advocate for inclusive books.

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