Instruction for Diverse Populations Committee

Charge:
To support instruction librarians in providing instructional services to diverse populations. The committee reviews, researches new content, updates, and promotes the “Multilingual Glossary” and the “Library Instruction for Diverse Populations Bibliography” bi-annually, focusing on one document per year.

Annual Planning:
View planning documents such as annual goals, measuring success reports, or annual reports by selecting the appropriate report from the IS Archive.

Meetings:
The committee meets virtually at least twice a year.

Conference Minutes:
View minutes from committee meetings in the IS Archive.

Roster:
Committee Members & Contact Information (member login)

Publications:
Library Instruction for Diverse Populations Bibliography – includes resources key to the development of effective methods and materials for providing library instruction and teaching information literacy competencies to diverse student groups.

Multilingual Glossary for Today’s Library Users – includes a language table of commonly-used library terms presented in seven languages, and definitions for each term in English. These documents are designed to assist ESL speakers and the librarians who work with them.

Projects:
Webinars – in 2017-18, the committee hosted its first webinar in collaboration with the ACRL Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group.

Library Instruction for Diverse Populations Bibliography – the committee maintains and updates this publication by reviewing, researching new content, and updating and promoting the bibliography.

Multilingual Glossary for Today’s Library Users – the committee maintains and updates this publication by identifying new terms to add, soliciting volunteers to review or create translations, and updating and promoting the glossary.

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