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Integrating Cultural Humility into Practice

Class Details

In order to provide the best service possible and to stay true to the profession's code of ethics we must understand the influence that culture has on our ability to “work without prejudice” according to MLA Code of Ethics (2010) and “providing the highest level of service to all library users .......... equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests” found in ALA Professional Ethics (2017). Cultural humility urges us to engage in critical, consistent self-reflection and critique with the understanding that being patron-centered is important to moving through an equitable profession. This webinar will provide an overview of cultural humility, the similarities and differences between cultural humility and cultural competency, understanding the importance of cultural humility in healthcare and health sciences librarianship, and how to adopt a cultural humility framework.

Guest Speaker
Twanna Hodge, MLIS is a graduate of the University of Washington Information School. She was the Diversity Resident Librarian at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and was the previous Information Literacy and Collection Development Librarian at the University of the Virgin Islands-St. Thomas. She is an Academic/Research Librarian, SUNY Upstate Medical University Health Sciences Library. She has presented about diversity in LIS education, implicit bias, and cultural humility. Twanna is a 2013 ALA Spectrum Scholar and 2018 ALA Emerging Leader. Pronouns are she/her/hers.

"Code of Ethics for Health Sciences Librarianship", Medical Library Association, June 2010. (Accessed February 13, 2019)

"Professional Ethics", American Library Association, May 19, 2017. (Accessed March 11, 2019)

Thursday, June 6, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Region/Office: National
Jun 6, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM CT
Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist

Class Overview

KernelOfKnowledge_0.pngThe Kernel of Knowledge is an expert-speaker webinar series from the Greater Midwest Region which provides one-hour sessions on topics of interest to Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) members throughout the year. Sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis, check back often for upcoming presentations! All Kernel of Knowledge sessions are eligible for 1.0 contact hour of Medical Library Association continuing education credit.

Webinars from this series are recorded. Recordings can be found on the main page for this series or on our YouTube channel