The Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) holds a free, annual one-day conference every fall to highlight and promote libraries in the province and the library staff who work there. Join us on November 7 for a fun and informative day of conversation and networking with your colleagues across the province and the country!
This year’s conference theme is Achieving Diversity. As library professionals, we recognize how critical library and information resources, services, and technologies are for people, especially those who may experience language or literacy-related barriers, economic distress; cultural or social isolation; physical barriers, etc. Libraries can, and should, play a crucial role in empowering diverse populations for full participation in a democratic society. Those who work in libraries understand the value of a diverse collection and workforce in achieving this vision. By assembling the perspectives and experiences of multiple diversities—age, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, sexuality, and more—libraries can continue to innovate and improve services and respond to the needs of changing communities.
Our 2016 conference will feature a keynote address on “Cultural Intelligence” by Sanchita Chakraborty from the Association for New Canadians (ANC). Increase you cross cultural awareness and understanding. Learn the importance of being a welcoming community. Explore basic cultural sensitivity concepts, the immigration experience, the stages of culture shock, stereo types, discrimination and so on.