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Thursday, May 19 • 10:30am - 11:20am
“You feel special when you get a library card”: Replicating Latinx Students' Public Library feelings in Academic Library Spaces

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The goal of academic and public libraries is to support the community by contributing to life-long learning, access, and knowledge. However, the feelings produced by these institutions are dissimilar although both use similar practices to reach their communities. Researchers administered surveys and interviews to understand Latinx students’ perceptions of the academic library. Many of the questions inquired about their feelings towards public libraries as well as cultural affirmation wishes they wanted implemented in academic libraries. In our proposed presentation, we will share how Latinx students view public and academic libraries in relation to their culture and ethnicity.

Learning objectives:
Attendees will be inspired to examine how their own academic libraries support Latinx students. 
Attendees will develop ideas and practices for how to better recreate public library feelings within their academic libraries.

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Niki Fullmer

Online Learning Librarian, Utah State University

Thursday May 19, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Meridian D & H