Recognizing the strengths in our differences: Introducing the Libraries Diversity Education Initiative
At Rutgers, we understand the value of diversity. But how well are we practicing it?
Would learning more about our colleagues' cultures and values help us work more effectively with them?
How can we improve our workplaces and study/research spaces, to make them more welcoming and inclusive for all?
Introducing the Libraries new Diversity Education Initiative, a multi-year series of programs designed to educate and inform everyone in the diverse Libraries' environment, including those in the broader community the Libraries serve. The programs will expand awareness and understanding of the different needs and expectations of our communities, while recognizing the value of our Libraries' personnel, and the students and faculty who use the Libraries, to the creation and maintenance of a dynamic, vibrant learning environment.
All members of the Rutgers University community are invited to attend each of the following programs.
Monday, March 10, 2008-Why the Diversity Boom?
Thursday, March 13, 2008-Diversity by Design: New Directions in Recruiting, Educating and Retaining Emerging Majority Librarians
Tuesday, March 25, 2008-Cross-Cultural Communication Skills
Thursday, March 27, 2008-Days of Glory - Indigenés
Tuesday, April 22, 2008-Building Tolerance and Acceptance
Thursday, April 17-Join the Circle of Knowledge
If you would like further information about any of these programs, or to RSVP, please call 732/932-7505 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted March 3, 2008; March 4, 2008