Conference Materials

Thank You |Conference Program |Photos from the Day | Selected Handouts

Thank You
Thank you to those who were able to come to this wonderful conference. For those who were unable to make it we do have many of the handouts that were distributed at the conference below and there is a wealth of information on the Diversity Resources page.

See also our special Thank You to our Sponsors, Raffle Prize Providers, Committees, and Staff.

Conference Program
See our official Conference Program to get an overview of our day. Selected handouts from presentations are available below.

Photos from the Day
Check out our Photos from the Day page to see some of our speakers and attendees in action.

Selected Handouts
Handouts are listed in Program Order. Most files are .pdf and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Keynote Address
Speaker: Frank Bowe, Ph.D.,LL.D., Hofstra University
Handout(s): Keynote Address

Program Title: The Library as a Reflection of the Diversity in Your
Community: Staffing, Organizational Climate, Services and Collections
Speaker: Mark Winston, Rutgers SCILS
Handout(s): Text of Talk

Program Title: Cultural Competencies: Serving Our Local Global Clientele
Speaker: Ingrid Betancourt, Newark Public Library
Handout(s): Cultural Competence handout, DOs and DON'Ts of Marketing the Library in Latino Communities handout

Program Title: Ay Caramba: Library Services to Latinos & Spanish speakers
Speaker: Salvador Avila, Las Vegas Public Library
Handout(s): Handout from PowerPoint presentation

Program Title: If You Build It They Will Come
Speaker: Lila Fredenburg, Princeton University Library
Salvador Avila, Las Vegas Public Library (Assisting)
Handout(s): Staffing & Diversity handout, Building Partnerships handout, Staffing and Diversity Slides: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Program Title: Working Effectively in a Multicultural Environment
Speakers: Nick Montalto & Mary Kay Jou, International Institute of New Jersey
Handout(s): N/A

Program Title: You Can't Do It Alone: Developing Working Partnerships!
Speakers: Christine Lisiecki, NJ Library for the Blind & Handicapped, Allan Kleiman, (NJLA Special Populations Section), Westfield Memorial Library, Paula Lefkowitz, (NJLA Children's Services Section), Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library
Handout(s): Handout (Christine L.), Handout from PowerPoint presentation (Allan K.)

Program Title: Helping Immigrants Realize Their Dreams through Understanding and Collaboration
Speaker: Homa Naficy, Hartford Public Library
Handout(s): N/A

Program Title: Reaching Immigrant Populations: Serving the Culturally & Linguistically Diverse: The New Americans Program Model
Speaker: Fred Gitner, Queens Borough Public Library
Handout(s): Handout from PowerPoint presentation, Libraries Strive to Serve handout, Multicultural Library Services handout, IFLA poster handout, Top 20 Languages... handout.

Program Title: Connecting People, Building Community
Speakers: Elaine McConnell, Marvelene Beach, Valerie Bell, Deborah Blackwell, Cathi Finnen, Ocean County Library System
Handout(s): N/A

Session 2a: Action Plan - Staffing
Rm: Oceanport North
Facilitator: Lila Fredenburg, Princeton University Library
Handout(s): N/A

Session 2b: Action Plan - Training
Rm: Oceanport South
Facilitators: Elaine McConnell, Deborah Blackwell, Cathi Finnen, Ocean County Library System
Handout(s): N/A

Session 2c: Action Plan - Outreach
Rm: Seabright North
Facilitators: Salvador Avila, Las Vegas Public Library, Len LoPinto, Paramus Public Library
Handout(s): Handout from PowerPoint presentation

Session 2d: Action Plan - Collections
Rm: Seabright South
Facilitators: Fred Gitner, Queens Borough Public Library
Handout(s): Handout from PowerPoint presentation, Guidelines for Multilingual Collections handout, Resources for Multilingual Collections handout, International Language Resources handout.