Diversity Programming 101: Serving Your Entire Youth Community

It's vital for library staff to know our community and find ways to meet their needs. In this workshop, you will learn how to locate your town's demographic data and develop a deeper understanding of the cultural differences among ethnicities. We'll focus on ways to attract teens from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds to your library with quality programs and a welcoming atmosphere. Pham will work with libraries who select this workshop to help them choose three out of the five learning objectives below.

Participants will be able to:

  • Access and analyze demographic and other census data for their community
  • Develop quality programming to attract teens from all ethnic groups
  • Establish a core collection of diverse materials and why the We need Diverse Books initiative is so important
  • Create a toolbox of tips that will help you deal with micro-aggression in the library
  • Explain the differences among the minority groups served by their library

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