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Working Across Difference: Making Better Connections

We communicate across difference in passing, on purpose, and can even arrange a virtual conversation where everyone can see everyone easily even though we are potentially thousands of miles apart whether that is on the other side of the country, continent, or planet. And while we "know" our co-workers, we often struggle to understand the cultural nuances of dealing with people of different cultural backgrounds, religions, languages, sexual orientations, gender expressions, socioeconomic variety, and more. We may be well intended when we enter or step back from a conversation. We know better, but what we don't know how to do is fix it right?
Make sure that everyone understands what is required to work with people who are "not the same" as you are. Spoiler alert - its not about them - it is all about you!

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt
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Working Across Difference: Making Better Connections