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A Gift of Difference in the Academic Library

Loretta Parham of the Atlanta University Center to discuss diversity in libraries
Tuesday, April 11 at 3 pm
Room 605, Hodges Library

Loretta Parham, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Robert W. Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center, will present A Gift of Difference in the Academic Library at Hodges Library in room 605 on Tuesday, April 11 at 3 pm. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

The modern academic library is a global community. With collections that span a universe of subjects and contexts, these libraries mirror the diversity of the university’s students, faculty, and staff. Library services recognize and celebrate cultural differences. Parham will discuss the important components that differences bring to an organization, and how libraries can help to increase cultural awareness.

Loretta Parham leads a corporation that serves four academic institutions in Atlanta–Morehouse College, Spelman College, the Interdenominational Theological Center, and Clark Atlanta University. Distinguished as a “Mover & Shaker” by Library Journal, Parham is a compelling speaker and writer. She earned her MLS degree from the University of Michigan, and has held key positions in library services, higher education, and nonprofit organizations.

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