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Friday, November 4 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Celebrating International Students in the Library

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The number of international students attending US universities has jumped 10% in 2015 to reach a total number of 975,000 students. As of 2014, students identified as non-residents or international students at the University of Missouri – Kansas City reached 11% of the total enrollment, representing 79 countries. However, academic libraries have not adjusted their services to meet the increasing needs of their changing populations. The service for international students in academic libraries remains under-developed for many reasons. At UMKC Libraries the presenters decided to reach this segment of the population by celebrating the diversity of their students and promoting the library as a friendly and scholarly hub for international students living away from their family and friends, and for whom the library has become a refuge and place for socializing and studying. The International Students’ Day at the library features educational and entertainment activities prepared in collaboration with the student organizations. Speakers will share tips and lessons learned from activities such as planning, funding, identifying and securing speakers, collaborating with students, marketing, and other aspects of the event. 

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Brandy Brady

Asst. Library Director, Collection Development, Northwest Missouri State University

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Ayyoub Ajmi

Digital Communications and Learning Initiatives Librarian, The University of Missouri-Kansas City
Ayyoub Ajmi is a digital communications and learning initiatives librarian at the UMKC School of Law. He is building and managing an integral digital communications platform, which provides access to the law school's library and its digital resources, supports law faculty members... Read More →
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Gloria Tibbs

Organizational Development Coordinator, University of Missouri, Kansas City
For nearly 25 years, Gloria Tibbs has served her community by working as a librarian, first in public libraries and now in academia. Currently she is the Organizational Development Coordinator at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she has been since 2001, Additionally... Read More →

Fu Zhuo

Teaching & Learning Librarian, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Friday November 4, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room A

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