• Diversity Immersion Institute: Teaching Library Students About Diverse Populations

  • Presenters
    • Tahirah Akbar-Williams, Education and Information Studies Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park
    • Cynthia Sorrell*, Arabic & Persian Studies Librarian, Assistant Manager of Collections University of Maryland, College Park
  • Description

    The Diversity Immersion Institute is a program created at the University of Maryland, College Park to educate future librarians about diversity issues. This seven day Institute will expose future librarians to issues of diversity and inclusion via a series of activities, such as, readings, journaling, introspection, group discussions and feedback from diverse librarians of color. The purpose of this Institute is to allow individuals who have not been exposed to diverse populations a chance to explore the myriad of diversity issues they will encounter in the workforce and in life. Future librarians will also get an opportunity to teach sessions with faculty of color and create and execute programs for students of color. Moreover, this program will help future librarians understand how they can become advocates of issues of diversity within their professional lives.

    Presented with “Serving Diverse Populations”: A Diversity, Inclusion, and Service Workshop Model for Library Student Assistants

    Session titled Scaling Up: The Next Level of Diversity and Inclusion Training

  • Format
    Panel
  • Track
    • Personnel, Management, and Organization