Friday, August 22, 2014

Join Us for the Diversitea at ILA on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
4:15-5:30 pm
Dr. Wesley G. McNeese, M.D., author
Cultural Awareness in Libraries
An Illinois Library Association Cultural and Racial Diversity Committee presentation
Join the ILA Cultural and Racial Diversity Committee for tea!  Over delectable refreshments, Wesley McNeese, M.D., author of “South End Sunday Dawning: Come Rain, or Come Shine” and the executive assistant Dean for Diversity at SIU School of Medicine will review his novel that takes its readers to East St. Louis, Illinois during pre–civil rights days, and a discussion on how libraries can kick start creativity, connections in cultural and ethnic communities.
Vandella Brown, Diversity Program Manager, Illinois State Library, will moderate this program.
What you’ll learn:
To serve immigrant populations
To plan and organize programs and activities for diverse populations
To demonstrate library leadership in diversity
Win a diversity teapot or cultural heritage prize!

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