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Past Webinars: Library Diversity Initiatives and Global Services in Librarianship

Recording for Webinar 1:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2139ttua0l/

Title: Supporting Diversity, International Students and Inclusivity at Fresno State: Student Engagements Programs and Collaborations 
Raymond Pun is the first year student success librarian in Fresno State. He previously worked in NYU Shanghai and NYPL as a reference librarian. 

Summary: Interested in learning ways to engage with international students? This webinar will offer examples on international student engagement from librarians at Fresno State in California. At Fresno State, a special library committee called "Library Diversity Committee" support international student through a program called "International Coffee Hour" series where international students give presentations about their home countries to the public in the Library each week of the semester; librarians and staff bring our resources, encourage engagements and participations. This committee made up of staff/faculty to promote diversity and inclusivity awareness in the library and around campus.  

Recording for Webinar 2: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p9s277oleva/

Title: Global Librarianship Services

  • Dan Perkins (Global Services Librarian at NYU)
  • Lindsay Wharton (Extended Campus and Distance Services Librarian at Florida State University)  
  • Hong Cheng (Global Services Librarian at University of Cincinnati) 

Abstract: As the opportunities and challenges raised by globalization become more a part of people’s everyday lives, colleges and universities are committed to providing their students with academic opportunities on a global scale. This has led academic libraries to focus their efforts on meeting the needs of their students and faculty at global campuses and study abroad sites. Also under the same trend, the number of global services/education librarians is on the rise with unique responsibilities and experiences. In this panel, we’ll be discussing:

  • the similarities and differences between the global library services programs at our respective sites;

  • the opportunities and challenges we’ve faced, including how to work with partners in headquarters as well as overseas;

  • discuss how global library services may be evolving in the future.

    • Experiences we have had

    • Future trends in global librarianship