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Addressing Global Diversity Program at ALA

Please join the ACRL Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group at ALA on Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Anaheim Convention Center 201C for a panel discussion on “Addressing Global Diversity: Meeting the Needs of International Students in Academic Libraries.”

Program Description:
International student enrollment in higher education in the United States reached an all-time high of 723,277 students in 2011. This panel presentation will provide various perspectives on meeting the unique needs of international students in academic libraries. The panelists will represent several types of institutions and will discuss ways of effectively improving programs and services, developing partnerships with other campus units, and raising staff awareness of cross-cultural issues.

Speakers: Jannelle Ruswick, Librarian for Psychology and Social Sciences,  Instruction Coordinator, Illinois Institute of Technology; Karen Bordonaro, Liaison/Teaching and Learning Librarian, Brock University; Moderator, Dawn Amsberry, Information Literacy Librarian, Penn State University; Victor Dominguez Baeza, Director of Library Graduate and Research Services; Interim Head of Science and Engineering Division, Oklahoma State University; John Hickok, Instruction/International Outreach Librarian, California State University Fullerton