Wednesday, February 20 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Pre-conference Workshop: Cultural Competency Training for Librarians

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Limited Capacity seats available

Participants must register for this pre-conference workshop.
Cost of attendance: $60.00

This pre-conference workshop will be beneficial to participants looking to develop their own cultural sensitivities and gain new perspectives, skills and tools to be more culturally competent in the workplace and beyond. Participants must be open to examining their inherent biases and reflect as part of workshop activities. Small group interaction is expected in banquet-style seating.
Limited to 65 attendees. 

The pre-conference workshop will consist of two mini workshops. The expectations and outcomes for the two workshops are as follows:

Workshop 1: The Science of Unconscious Bias & Its Professional Implications
Participants will
  • Learn about unconscious bias
  • Discuss implications on professional judgment and the professional environment
  • Review strategies and resources to further identify unconscious biases and reduce their impacts
Participants will have an increased capacity to recognize biases and prevent or reduce unintended consequences in order to create a more inclusive organization climate.

Workshop 2: Understanding our Privilege and its Impact
Participants will
  • Learn how to define privilege and power
  • Learn how to identify their own privilege and the power and privileges that exist generally
  • Explore how privilege and the power structures impact themselves, others and society
Participants will have an increased understanding of how privilege impacts our individual, institutional and structural systems and learn how to advocate and support those who do not hold power and privilege.

Workshop presenters:
Dr. Makini L. King, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, University of Missouri Kansas-City 
Dr. King is a licensed counseling psychologist and provides leadership to diversity programs and initiatives as outlined in the UMKC Diversity Strategic Plan. King also teaches adjunct for the Counseling Psychology Department at UMKC and provides clinical supervision for their students. Over the years she has presented on and published articles and chapters on topics related to diversity in secondary and higher education and social media.
Ms. Lona Davenport, Diversity Program Coordinator, University of Missouri Kansas-City
Ms. Davenport currently serves as the Diversity Program Coordinator within the UMKC Division of Diversity and Inclusion, and coordinates and facilitates diversity programs and initiatives between the division and campus community. Davenport holds an M.A. in Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Student Development with an emphasis in Student Development in Post-Secondary Education. 

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Treshani Perera

Head of Fine Arts Technical Services, University of Kentucky
Treshani Perera (she/her) is the Head of Fine Arts Technical Services at the University of Kentucky Libraries Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library. Treshani provides original and complex copy cataloging for all formats and subject areas in the Fine Arts Library, oversees operations... Read More →
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Sandy Rodriguez

Associate Dean of Special Collections & Archives, University of Missouri--Kansas City

Wednesday February 20, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm CST
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Banquet