Crossing Language Barriers Poster Session at FIMS, Western

Quiz: What languages are the signs in? What do you think they say? Do they have anything in common?

“Crossing Language Barriers for Information Provision and Access” Poster Session
Tuesday, December 5, 2016 @9:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
FIMS Graduate Library (FIMS & Nursing Building 3020)
Please join the Multilingual Information Access class students as they present their work at this end-of-term student poster session. Come any time between 9 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. and enjoy the atmosphere. There is a variety of languages and countries our FIMS students can talk to you about. Perhaps you could tell them something new. There will be written and audio samples for some of the 18 languages. Find out which countries have excellent resources.

For a listing of poster titles, please see the full lineup (pdf). The class is described here (briefly).

Which languages do you think will have a scarcity of materials about (or in) them? Do you know where Kalaallisut is spoken and what is its relative in Canada? Is Luxembourgish really a language? How would you serve the deaf culture in the libraries? What are the intricacies of other geo-linguistic situations? Come and browse these informative posters!

The atmosphere is casual but the issue of knowledge accessibility is taken seriously!

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