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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 Project Coordinator, TN State Library & 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. This year she has focused on early literacy... Read More →
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Dr. Cindy Welch

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Tennesse, Knoxville
Dr. Welch is teaching faculty at the School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She also oversees the school library program. She loves to travel the state presenting BoBs (Best of the Best), the bests of the newest books. Has she visited with you yet?

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

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