Academic Library Services to International Students (ACRL - Association of College and Research Libraries) Community
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International students attending colleges and universities in the United States come from all over the world. They not only bring with them special skills and unique backgrounds, but also library experiences in their home countries. Developing an understanding of the international students' cultural backgrounds and their prior library experiences can strengthen library services and strategies for outreach to international patrons. Come join ACRL's Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group for a discussion with a panel of international librarians on library services and practices in various countries, and an exchange of ideas for services to the international students.
Please join the ACRL Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group Midwinter meeting in Seattle on Sunday January 27, 2013 1PM-2:30PM at Westin Seattle Hotel –Fifth Ave Room. Meeting will provide academic librarians with a forum to discuss issues related to library services to international patrons. Meeting will include a panel discussion on the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries. Discussion of cultural competency and how the ACRL Diversity Standards can be used as a tool to foster cultural competency. The panel will also discuss the impact of cultural competent libraries/librarians on student success for international students.
Darlene Nichols, Librarian for Diversity Initiatives & Programs, University of Michigan Library
Martha Parker, Librarian In-Residence, University of Arkansas
Latanya Jenkins, Reference Librarian for Government Information & African American History, Temple University
Toni Anaya, Associate Professor, Multicultural Studies Librarian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Rayette Sterling, Outreach and Inclusion Librarian, Eastern Washington University
Hope to see you there!
Humanities and Social Sciences
Oklahoma State University Library-Stillwater
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.”
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
Meeting will provide academic librarians with a forum to present on and discuss issues related to providing various types of library services to international patrons. Midwinter meeting will include a panel of three librarians who will discuss successful programs on their campuses. Panel will consist of Victor D Baeza, Director of Library Graduate and Research Services at Oklahoma State University, Merinda Kaye Hensley, Instructional Services Librarian at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Eileen K. Bosch, Education, Kinesiology & RGRLL Librarian at California State University, Long Beach.
The ACRL Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group has a new discussion list! This list is intended to provide academic librarians with a forum to discuss issues related to all types of library service to international patrons, including instruction, outreach, reference, collections, and programming. Anyone interested in these issues is welcome to join the discussion.
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