The Diversity Immersion Institute (DII) serves as the cornerstone for diversity, inclusion and social justice work at the University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries. The (DII) provides graduate students from the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland (UMD), the opportunity to explore social justice, diversity and inclusion, specifically regarding the Library and Information Science. The program is divided into two parts. The first part of program aims to expose students to multiple perspectives and to encourage students to become advocates of inclusion in their professional careers. During the second half of the program African American high school students, from the Life Pieces to Masterpieces (LPTM) apprentice program and DeMatha High School, come to the University of Maryland College Park for an immersive three day college experience. In addition to participating in classes led by UMD professors, the apprentices learn about potential careers in the field of information science.
For specific information regarding the goals and sessions of the program please see the DII Sessions 2018 page.
Thank you to all 2018 DII Participants! Reflections and words of thanks from the Diversity Immersion Institute Directors
2016 DII Participants
2018 DII Participants
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