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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 ViewWhy 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 Hirsh, 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. Closing Remarks
Charlé LaMonica, Director, UNC World View


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’ 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.
Kimberly Hirsh is a scholar-librarian, researcher and consultant. Some of her research interests include connected learning, information literacy, school librarianship, and youth services in libraries. She previously served as a researcher on the Equity in the Making project, a National Science Foundation-funded project exploring how the spatial arrangements of academic makerspaces impact marginalized students’ decisions about whether and how to use them. She is also one of the creators of Project READY, a series of free, online professional development modules for school and public youth services librarians, library administrators, and others interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy. Before beginning her doctoral program, Kimberly worked as public communications specialist and managing editor for LEARN NC, a university outreach program that shared innovative teaching techniques with K-20 educators. Her work at LEARN NC was shaped by her own experiences as a high school Latin teacher and middle school librarian.
Dr. Casey Rawson is a Teaching Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree program at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS). She was a post-doctoral research associate and co-principal investigator for Project READY, an Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded program that created a professional development curriculum for school librarians and their collaborative partners focused on racial equity and culturally sustaining pedagogy. She has also been an adjunct instructor at SILS and at Old Dominion University, teaching online and face-to-face courses in research methods, youth and technology, and instruction and pedagogy for school and public librarians. Before coming to SILS for the MSLS program, she taught middle school science in North Carolina and Kentucky, and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Louisville. She earned her MSLS from SILS in 2011 and completed her PhD at SILS in 2016.
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

Instructions: To receive .5 CEU credits you must attend the 2-hour virtual program on November 18 and turn in a completed study guide. Download the study guide here. Please return the completed study guide by December 10, 2021, to World View WORLDVIEW@UNC.EDU.

General support provided by:

Advocate level supporter

Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs