Perhaps you have thought about becoming involved in One Community/One Book, either as a book discussion facilitator or by hosting a discussion. If so, consider attending the final Facilitator and Host Training for One Community/One Book 2012, 12:00 noon, Wednesday, January 11 in the Briscoe Library Collaboratory, room 4.074. Taught by Dr. John Littlefield, director of the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching, the workshop will teach skills for planning and leading a book discussion that will continue to be useful, even after One Community/One Book 2012 is over. Lunch is included in the class, and individuals who volunteer to host or lead a book discussion will also receive a free copy of Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child, the One Community/One Book selection for 2011-2012.
In Barefoot Heart, Elva Trevino Hart, who is retired after 17 years with IBM, writes of being the youngest child in a family of migrant farm workers who traveled north to Minnesota and Wisconsin over several summers in the 1950s to work in beet fields. As a personal memoir, Hart’s book invites reflection on a number of themes including the importance of family and community, education as a way out of poverty, cultural diversity, and the promotion of cultural competence and empathy.
Elva Trevino Hart will speak in the Holly Auditorium on the Long Campus on Friday, February 24, 2012, at 12:00 noon. The event, which is open to the public, is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
To register for Facilitator and Host Training on January 11, email Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.