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Thursday, October 17 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Poster #12 -- Library Diversity Institute Pilot Project – U.N.C. at Greensboro

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Problem Addressed:
A notable element that has been missing in library diversity residencies to date is a cohort development program for residents, which is a significant gap. Cohort learning programs are widely deployed in higher education and professional settings; indeed, the general notion of learning cohorts is inherent in virtually all educational and training experiences that feature a particular group of people coming together to learn new skills.

Projects and Activity:
The two Library Diversity Institutes were held August 31- September 2, 2018 and August 23 - 25, 2019 both in Greensboro. In order to promote improved understanding of diversity issues, best practices in library diversity residencies, and the findings of this project to the widest possible audience, an ongoing open access publication entitled Journal of Library Diversity and Residency Studies will be established. This journal and an associated webinar series will disseminate research and practical guidance for institutions seeking guidance on diversity and residency programs in library settings. The first volume of the journal will include articles on the broad array of diversity issues in libraries, reports on results and findings of this project, and accounts of the experiences of the first cohort of institute residents.

Thursday October 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm EDT
Piedmont 1-3