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Live Interview Series: So, You Wanna Practice Cultural Competence?


Wednesday, February 10, 2021 (12pm - 12:45pm US/Central)


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This month, in our “So You Wanna…?” interview, we will follow up on our popular interview from last May, where we began to discuss cultural competence. In light of events like the Black Lives Matter protests and the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, cultural competence is now more important than ever. Now that we’re aware of the concepts, what should we actively be doing to manage communication in our classrooms and workspaces about such an emotional topic?

PEGA-SIS’s Savanna Nolan will sit down with Clanitra Stewart Nejdl and Dr. Michele Villagran to discuss the steps we can take to practice cultural competence. Clanitra is the Head of Professional Development and Research Services Librarian at Vanderbilt’s law library. She has been on many panels about diversity issues and law librarianship, including presenting at the 2020 Teaching the Teachers conference on “Integrating Diversity into Legal Research Instruction in the COVID Era: Tips and Techniques for Classroom Management.” Dr. Michele Villagran is an assistant professor at San Jose State University’s School of Information and CEO of CulturalCo, LLC. As a lead expert and advanced certified facilitator in cultural competence and unconscious bias, her research and consulting focus on cultural competence, unconscious bias, social justice, and emotional intelligence issues within LIS.

This series is brought to you by the Professional Engagement, Growth & Advancement SIS and the AALL Continuing Professional Education Committee.

Cancellation and Other Policies:

No refunds will be given for any purchased live AALL webinar. This applies to non-AALL members only; live AALL webinars are free for AALL members.

Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by January 27, 2021 if you would like to request live captioning services.