Using Cultural Humility to Improve Your Health Sciences Librarianship (CE402)

Go to MLA ’20 to register!

Saturday, May 16, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Cost: $130 (nonmember: $285)
Attendance maximum: 20

Learn how to use the tool of cultural humility to develop and implement diverse, inclusive, and equitable strategies that improve your instruction and your workplace. Cultural humility involves a commitment to life-long learning, the pursuit of humility in human interactions, the recognition of power-imbalances, and becoming involved in a service community.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Write an action plan to adopt cultural humility as a colleague.
  • Define cultural humility and examine strategies to adopt a practice of cultural humility.
  • Identify one short term and one long term goal for their cultural humility practice.

* Note: Attendees are required to bring a laptop computer or other device with WiFi capability to participate in interactive activities.


Xan Goodman is a Senior Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). She has presented on cultural humility and cultural competence at regional health sciences conferences. She is the co-editor of the ACRL publication, Disciplinary applications of information literacy threshold concepts. In which she authored a chapter about the social determinants of health as a threshold concept. Xan works at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries, where she supports three schools in the Division of Health Sciences, the School of Integrated Health Sciences, School of Public Health and School of Nursing.


MLA CE Credits: 2