Cost: $210 (nonmember, $315)
Attendance Maximum: None
Instructor(s): Siobhan Champ-Blackwell,
Community Outreach Liaison, National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
MidContinental Region, Health Sciences Library, Creighton University,
Offered: Saturday, May 17,
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This half-day course offers concrete ideas to enable
librarians to initiate outreach programs with minority communities.
Topics to be covered include the importance of developing relationships,
basics of building and developing community-based partnerships,
recognition and acceptance of cultural differences, importance of
cultural competency, and issues surrounding health literacy. Some
basic concepts of program planning and evaluation in a culturally
diverse environment will be covered. Participants will engage in
group discussions to explore models for developing their own programs.