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K-12 Virtual Program

November 18, 2021

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST via Zoom

0.5 CEU


This UNC World View virtual program explores global education within the lens of equity and inclusivity to bring the world to North Carolina’s schools. The program is designed to help K-12 school librarians and technology facilitators better understand our interconnected world with relevant global resources. The two-hour program offers strategies and ways to use innovative resources to foster global learning and support teachers and students though the school library and/or media center. 

Schedule | Speakers | Program Materials | Support


Thursday, November 18th
4:00 p.m. Welcome
Charlé LaMonica, Director, UNC World View

Why Representation Matters in Children’s Books and Beyond 
Traci N. Todd, Children’s Book Author, Editor, and Publisher at Little Bee Books

4:35 p.m. Beyond the Collection Creating Equitable Library Services for Diverse Youth
Kimberly Hirsch, Scholar-Librarian and Researcher

Casey Rawson, Teaching Assistant Professor and MSLS Coordinator
School of Information & Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

5:15 p.m. Developing Diverse Collections
Kim Gugino, Teacher-Librarian, Canvas Coach, HS Media Lead, and Book Wizard
Durham School of the Arts, Durham Public Schools
6:00 p.m. Adjourn


More info to come.

Because Book Wizard is not yet recognized by the North Carolina Department of Instruction, Kim Gugino prefers the title Teacher-Librarian and is honored to serve the students and staff at Durham School of the Arts. She holds an MEd. from UNC-Greensboro, an MLS from East Carolina University, and is a National Board Certified media coordinator. She also works as Durham Public Schools’s High School Media Lead and is part of the district’s National Board Facilitators Team. She has facilitated numerous school-based, district, and state professional development sessions, including sessions at ECU L2L, the NCSLMA Conference, NC TIES, and the NC Social Studies Conference. She is passionate about teaching and learning and can imagine no greater calling than librarianship.
Traci N. Todd, is a longtime children’s book editor, recent author (of Nina: A Story of Nina Simone), and the current publisher of Little Bee Books. She is passionate about making children’s content that affirms all children, especially those from marginalized communities, and especially Black and Brown children of all identities. Her goal is to contribute to the creation of a free society where children do not have to fear for their very existence.

Program Materials

More info to come.

General support provided by:

Advocate level supporter

Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs