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Friday, February 22 • 3:30pm - 4:55pm
Engaging with Students from Minority and Marginalized Groups: Strategies, Assessment, and an Open-Forum Discussion

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In recognition of diverse and evolving higher education population demographics, we propose a panel and discussion session on diversity and inclusion initiatives within music libraries. Shifting university and pedagogical priorities highlight the need for library services and programs to respond, and develop greater sensitivity to, the changing needs of a wide range of constituencies. Panelists will address efforts to develop programs focused on students who are in minority (as defined by U.S. law in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, etc.) or marginalized groups (such as non-native English-speaking students (ESL) and undocumented migrants). Three themes will ground the discussion: Campus Level Outreach & Engagement; Support for ESL Students; and Incorporating Assessment Practices into Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives. Panelists will provide attendees with examples of early program development and will provide concrete advice on how to move diversity and inclusion efforts from theory to practice.

The session will be participatory, with an aim towards opening a dialogue about current initiatives that speak to broader cultural shifts. Attendees will be asked to contribute to an opening survey about actions already being undertaken at home institutions. Panel presentations will address initiatives designed to target or support specific student populations. The panel will then shift to a conversation focused on identifying overlapping challenges, themes, and opportunities for next steps within music librarianship at large. Panelist presentations will comprise 40 minutes of the session, 30 minutes will be devoted to discussion, and 15 minutes will be used to develop a summary of lessons learned and ways to carry forward initiatives. Attendees will be provided with, and invited to contribute to, a bibliography of resources to consult while developing diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Link to Opening Survey - Survey will open on Thursday, February 21

Link to Panel Presentation Slides

Participatory Bibliography

avatar for Amber Welch

Amber Welch

Head of Technology Enhanced Learning, Libraries, University of Texas
Amber Welch is the Head of Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Texas Libraries. In this role she oversees two service points at the Fine Arts Library, The Foundry, a 4000 sq foot makerspace, and the circulation desk. She also oversees the Media Lab, a 44 seat Mac lab... Read More →
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Lisa Chaufty

Director, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Lisa runs a small (but mighty) music library in the school of music on the University of Utah campus. With only one full-time employee and a team of student assistants, she dons many hats. Lisa also teaches graduate music bibliography and directs the early music ensemble. Recent research... Read More →

David Hunter

University of Texas at Austin
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Sara Outhier

Music Librarian for Digital & Audio Services, University of North Texas
Sara Outhier is the Music Librarian for Digital and Audio Services at the University of North Texas. She is the curator of the Local / Independent Music Initiative of Texas, and she is responsible for digital project planning and design and audiovisual collection development and management... Read More →
avatar for Greg  Sigman

Greg Sigman

Assistant Director, Research & Instructional Services, The New School
I serve as the Performing Arts Librarian at the New School in Manhattan, and the Assistant Director of Research and Instructional Services for the New School Libraries.

Friday February 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:55pm CST
Grand Ballroom EF
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