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Student, faculty member to represent TWU at national library conference


DENTON — A Texas Woman’s University student and a faculty member will address diversity during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference scheduled June 24-26 in New Orleans.

Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, professor and director of TWU’s School of Library and Information Studies, will speak about the mentoring climate during “Mentoring in the Millennium: New Views, New Climate & New Actions.” The program explores the opportunities and pitfalls inherent in the mentoring process and offers practical strategies and resources for creating a climate conducive to successful mentoring and the fostering of diversity.

Ofilia Barrera of Houston, a master’s student in TWU’s School of Library and Information Studies, will speak during “Serving the Underserved — Distance Education and the LIS Degree.” The program addresses the advantages and challenges created by social and technological changes in the field of library science education, particularly for students from underrepresented groups.

Ms. Barrera is a 2005-06 Spectrum Scholar, an ALA program that addresses the underrepresentation of librarians of color within the current workforce. Ms. Barrera received a $5,000 Spectrum Scholarship and the opportunity to attend the Spectrum Leadership Institute during the ALA conference.

For more information on TWU’s School of Library and Information Studies, go to www.twu.edu/cope/slis. For more information about the Spectrum Scholars Program, visit www.ala.org/ala/diversity/spectrum.


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