Addressing Global Diversity: Meeting the Needs of International Students in Academic Libraries (ACRL)

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Moderator: Dawn Amsberry, Information Literacy Librarian, Penn State University
Speaker: Jannelle Ruswick, Librarian for Psychology and Social Sciences & Instruction Coordinator, Illinois Institute of Technology
Speaker: John Hickok, Instruction/International Outreach Librarian, California State University Fullerton
Speaker: Karen Bordonaro, Liaison/Teaching and Learning Librarian, Brock University
Speaker: Victor Baeza, Director of Library Graduate and Research Services, Oklahoma State University

Addressing Global Diversity Program Description International student enrollment in higher education in the United States reached an all-time high of 723,277 students in 2011. This panel presentation will provide various perspectives on meeting the unique needs of international students in academic libraries. The panelists will represent several types of institutions and will discuss ways of effectively improving programs and services, developing partnerships with other campus units, and raising staff awareness of cross-cultural issues.

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Acceptance and Attendance Introducing the Library.pptx - Uploaded by Dawn Amsberry (Jun 21, 2012 - 1.12 MB
ALA 2012 Bordonaro.ppt - Uploaded by Dawn Amsberry (Jun 19, 2012 - 582.5 KB
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Presentation slides by Karen Bordonaro

Presentation slides by Jannelle Ruswick

I attended this session and it was great! Thanks to all the speakers for their wonderful insights and ideas. I wanted to post an invitation to a new listserv for "pre-sessional librarians". Pre-sessional is a term used in the UK for international students who have not yet full matriculted into the university, and are taking classes to impove their English. Several of us decided to start a listserv, which is new and not very active--yet. There are currently about 30 members. If you're interested in joining, please visit the following page: