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The Role of Communication When Promoting Diversity

  • September 17, 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.

Registration is closed

Diversity involves how individuals discern themselves, but also how they discern others. Those perceptions can affect the way in which people interact and communicate with the world around them. These interactions can be the primary reason why a person decides to engage with your institution (or not), can dictate where a person spends their time, and/or the people they choose to have relationships with.

This training will offer participants tools and strategies to create a diverse, inclusive environment by avoiding misunderstandings based on:
1. Stereotypes
2. Language/accent
3. Differences in communication styles and non-verbal communication

Presented by: Alyssa Cottone, MA Psychology and Organizational Psychology

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Erin Hunter,

Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at   

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Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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