The University of Kansas Libraries
IS Diversity Committee Event
April 20, 2007: Guest Speaker, Lewis Diuguid
Spencer Research Library, Johnson Room, 10:00 - 11:30 and 1:30 - 3:00
Lewis Diuguid is vice president for community resources at The Kansas City Star. He has been with the newspaper since 1977 after graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a certified diversity facilitator with the Newspaper Association of America and has been involved with The Star’s diversity initiative since it began in 1993. He has conducted diversity workshops for schools, colleges, businesses and community groups. He is the author of the 2004 book A Teacher’s Cry: Expose the Truth About Education Today and the 2007 book, Discovering the Real America: Toward a More Perfect Union.
The IS Diversity Committee will be hosting Lewis
Diuguid on April 20th.
He will be doing two 90 minute workshops that will be covering topics
1) Increasing people's comfort with others who are different.
2) Giving them the tools to be able to communicate better and more confidently with others as well as understand why that benefits everyone involved as well as your institution.
3) Understanding the origin of biases and how to move light years beyond them.
4) Seeing and actually being able to use the every day customer service value of diversity to enhance individuals' ability to do their jobs better.