Strengthening the Virtuous Circle: Why Diversity and Cultural Competence are Important to Library Service

Join author, professor, speaker, and social justice advocate Dr. Nicole Cooke for a powerful discussion about diversity in the library field. Learn important distinctions between diversity and inclusion, and how administrators can champion effective, proactive retention methods.

Dr. Cooke, an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, was awarded the 2017 ALA Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award and the 2016 ALA Equality Award. She was the University of Illinois YWCA's 2015 Leadership Award in Education winner in recognition of her work in social justice and higher education, and was selected as the University's 2016 Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award for Teaching and Mentoring in Diversity. She was the 2013 Recipient of the Norman Horrocks Leadership Award given by ALISE, and Library Journal named her a Mover & Shaker in 2007. She is the author of the book Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals

This program is being sponsored by the LACONI Administrators Section and funded in part by a RAILS Continuing Education Grant.

Ticket prices have been lowered to reflect grant contributions that off-set our speaker fee.

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This program will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017, 9:30am-12pm at:

Woodridge Public Library

3 Plaza Drive

Woodridge, IL 60517

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