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Friday, June 10 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Addressing Cultural Humility and Implicit Bias in Information Literacy Sessions

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Learning cultural humility and bias-reducing strategies for those who work with diverse populations is critical for students and librarians. Our profession can play an important role in introducing these concepts and strategies. However, addressing implicit bias and cultural humility in information literacy classes can be difficult. Library staff may be unfamiliar with the concepts or uncertain about how to incorporate them into classes, have little control over class content, or have little time to address these topics. In this session, we describe how we incorporated concepts of cultural humility and implicit bias over five information literacy sessions per course in the three first-year courses for students interested in the medical professions. Attendees will be able to define implicit bias and cultural humility, recognize their own biases, understand why teaching and learning about cultural humility and implicit bias is useful, and incorporate strategies learned in this session into their own classes.


Twanna Hodge

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

Alfred Mowdood

University of Utah
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

Friday June 10, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm MDT
Room 1725 Marriott Library (University of Utah campus)