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Building Empathetic Collections: Fostering Empathy and Kindness in your Community
Literature creates a gateway to help library patrons understand concepts of empathy, compassion and kindness. Creating a curated collection of library resources inspires and fosters understanding of others and different perspectives and is the foundation of building a climate of empathy in the library. Empathy is transformative and can bring about positive change in the community.
Meghan Harper, Ph.D, Professor, Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.
Dr. Harper is Interim Director of the School of Information as of July 1. Harper previously served as the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program coordinator as well as the school library media concentration coordinator. Dr. Harper is co-director of the Virginia Hamilton Multicultural Literature Conference, the longest running national conference of its kind. www.kent.edu/virginiahamiltonconference