Start time: 13:45
End time: 15:45

Chair: Lan Gao, United States

This participative session will include one hour of talks by our five speakers, followed by round-table discussions facilitated by the speakers. Audience members can choose up to three discussions to participate in; we will rotate tables every 15 to 20 minutes.

All of the speakers can facilitate discussions in English; in addition, most speakers are bilingual and can facilitate their respective discussion tables in an additional language (among these are Russian, Spanish, French and German).

Talks and speakers:

Bringing Bilingual Books to Life
Raquel M. Ortiz
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York, United States

Barriers and Bridges: Lived Experiences of Immigrant Staff in German Libraries
Leslie Kuo
Stadtbibliothek Pankow (Berlin), Germany

Multicultural Engagement
John Spears and Teona Shaindze Krebs
Pikes Peak Library District, United States

Conversation workshops at the public information library
Eleonore Clavreul and France Cecile Denier
Bibliothèque publique d'information (Paris), France

Libraries Exploring Ways to Empower the Development of Intercultural Identities and Multicultural Competencies
Bernadette M. López-Fitzsimmons
Manhattan College, United States

You can learn more about our speakers in our Summer 2018 newsletter, pages 6 and 7.