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Wednesday, April 5 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Youth Services for All: The Whys and Hows of Serving All Children

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Tennessee’s population is growing more diverse each year. With children and families from a greater range of backgrounds becoming our neighbors, we need to make sure our library collections and programs reflect that diversity. Offering ways our patrons can learn about each other’s differences and find ways to celebrate common ground are more necessary than ever. We will look at how to select representative books for our collections, create programs that open our doors to all, and ways to express the reasons we need to mindfully celebrate our increasing diversity.

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Kate Smith

Youth Services & Special Projects Coordinator, Tennessee State Library and Archives
Kate Greene Smith is the Youth Services & Special Projects Coordinator for the TN State Library & Archives. She is program manager for the Summer Reading Program and develops youth services training for public libraries across the state.
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Dr. Cindy Welch

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Tennessee - SIS
Dr. Cindy Welch is a Clinical Associate Professor in the ALA-accredited School of Information Sciences program at UT-Knoxville, where she teaches primarily youth services classes, but also oversees and advises future school librarians. She travels the state offering the Best of the... Read More →

Wednesday April 5, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 300-B