Understanding the literature and fiction of many cultures


This workshop is designed for librarians, library assistants and library science students who have responsibility collecting and recommending fiction and literature of various cultures including: African-American, Native-American Latin American, Hispanic, Asian and Middle Eastern countries. Literature and fiction approached from collection development and readers’ advisory perspectives


Resources for multicultural literature and fiction – familiarity with reference tools, print reference sources

Explore internet databases and resources for reviews and advisory sources

Understand the differences and similarities of various cultures’ literature and story telling them

Apply evaluation techniques to book reviews and descriptions


Audience: Any library staff providing reference assistance.

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Miriam Kahn, MLS – MBK CONSULTING Columbus, OH