June 10, 2016

Event Title

Addressing Cultural Humility and Implicit Bias in Information Literacy Sessions

Start Date

6-10-2016 1:15 PM

End Date

6-11-2016 2:15 PM

Description

Learning cultural humility and bias-reducing strategies for those who work with diverse populations is critical for students and librarians. Our profession can play an important role in introducing these concepts and strategies. However, addressing implicit bias and cultural humility in information literacy classes can be difficult. Library staff may be unfamiliar with the concepts or uncertain about how to incorporate them into classes, have little control over class content, or have little time to address these topics. In this session, we describe how we incorporated concepts of cultural humility and implicit bias over five information literacy sessions per course in the three first-year courses for students interested in the medical professions. Attendees will be able to define implicit bias and cultural humility, recognize their own biases, understand why teaching and learning about cultural humility and implicit bias is useful, and incorporate strategies learned in this session into their own classes.

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Jun 10th, 1:15 PM Jun 11th, 2:15 PM

Addressing Cultural Humility and Implicit Bias in Information Literacy Sessions

Learning cultural humility and bias-reducing strategies for those who work with diverse populations is critical for students and librarians. Our profession can play an important role in introducing these concepts and strategies. However, addressing implicit bias and cultural humility in information literacy classes can be difficult. Library staff may be unfamiliar with the concepts or uncertain about how to incorporate them into classes, have little control over class content, or have little time to address these topics. In this session, we describe how we incorporated concepts of cultural humility and implicit bias over five information literacy sessions per course in the three first-year courses for students interested in the medical professions. Attendees will be able to define implicit bias and cultural humility, recognize their own biases, understand why teaching and learning about cultural humility and implicit bias is useful, and incorporate strategies learned in this session into their own classes.