Academic Librarians Serving Diverse Populations of Multilingual Students


Session Description:
This panel consists of four librarians from different types of libraries: four-year colleges, and a university. Each librarian brings authentic perspectives on addressing the needs of diverse multilingual populations. Many international students are unaccustomed to American libraries which lend books for free and provide information literacy instruction. As they learn about these resources, they become more comfortable using them. English learners who have had some or most of their education in the U.S. might not be familiar with libraries or may have limited experience with their services. Communicating effectively with these populations will facilitate their understanding, and use, of American libraries.


Posted in 2019 Panel Session.