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Design for Learning: Diversity (South Central Regional Library Council / WebJunction)
May 16, 2017  |  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Mountain Time
Dr. Loriene Roy and Arden Kirkland will host this webinar to preview the Diversity Module they developed that will soon launch as part of the Design 4 Learning (D4L) project. D4L developed training material for people who want to learn how to be online trainers. D4L modules will be available free through WebJunction.org. D4L was funded in part through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


TRAILS (Tribal Library Procedures Manual) & The Small but Powerful Guide to Building Support for Your Rural Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region – NNLM PNR)
May 17, 2017  |  2:00 PM-3:00 PM Mountain Time
“TRAILS and The Small but Powerful Guide – Management and Advocacy Toolkits for Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries” session will introduce Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee’s (RNTLOAK) 2 newly revised toolkits, TRAILS (Tribal Library Procedures Manual) and The Small but Powerful Guide to Building Support for Your Rural Library. Last updated in 2008, these toolkits serve as guides for how to manage your library and advocate for community support. Outreach librarians, public librarians, community college librarians, trustees, library directors, librarians and staff in rural, native and tribal libraries will find should all find this session informative and at the end be able to:
• Showcase health information updated in the TRAILS Toolkit
• Explain how to use TRAILS as a procedures manual in a tribal or rural library
• Explain how to engage in advocacy and outreach to native, tribal and rural communities
• Develop an action plan with a clear heartfelt message and talking points to build your case for support


Bridges to Citizenship: USCIS and Public Libraries Expanding and Enhancing Services for Immigrant Communities (Utah State Library Division)
June 8, 2017  |  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Mountain Time
The Utah State Library Division will host a free webinar conducted by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) guiding librarians how to expand and enhance their services for immigrants in Utah. In this 1-hour training Amber Vasek, USCIS Community Relations Officer will explain: (1) the unlawful practice of immigration law and how it could affect librarians, (2) resources available to librarians and patrons, and (3) how to create a partnership between the library and USCIS.


ACRL Diversity Alliance
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announced the launch of the ACRL Diversity Alliance to unite academic libraries who share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Do you have a multicultural or diversity event coming up?
We would love to hear about it and showcase it here. Contact one of our officers.

For a broad idea of what’s happening around Utah subscribe to the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs’ newsletter.

Around the Salt Lake Valley, check out the Salt Lake County Office of Diversity community calendar. 

Officers 2016-2017

  • Chair: Heather Novotny, The Joanne and Richard McGillis School
  • Vice-Chair: Susan Spicer, Salt Lake County Library Services
  • Secretary: Vern Waters, Salt Lake County Library Services
  • Webmaster: Juan Tomás Lee, Utah State Library Division
  • Members-at-large:
    • Safi Safiullah, Salt Lake City Public Library
    • Erica Lake, Hope Fox Eccles Health Library / Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
    • Dale Monobe, School of Library & Information Management, Emporia State University

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