Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CATalyst Multicultural Week

UK Libraries has joined forces with the CATalyst Coalition and UK’s Diversity Education and Community Building to feature key UK Libraries resources in the area of diversity studies and also highlight Multicultural Week events being sponsored by CATalyst. 

UK Libraries’ digital display and resource guide, which will be available and featured on UK Libraries’ homepage throughout the week of October 8-13.  

It provides information to the campus community about CATalyst events being held on campus during Multicultural Week, as well as UK Libraries resources and collections useful for increasing understanding of diversity issues and pursing further study related to topics featured as part of the Multicultural Week programming.  The resource guide was designed and assembled by Andrea Johnston, a graduate assistant in the UK Libraries Collections Department, and includes a Multicultural Week promotional poster created by members of CATalyst.

The Diversity Education and Community Building component was formed through a partnership between the UK Office of Institutional Diversity and the Office of Student Involvement to assist in sustaining an active campus community embracing difference and respecting cultural and self identity.  The CATalyst Coalition is a group of diversity peer educators dedicated to moving the UK campus forward on diversity initiatives and creating a student leadership community.

Thanks to Andrea Johnston, Heath Martin and the Collections Department for their hard work on this important initiative.

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