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Basic Skills, Student Equity, and Cultural Competencies

Welcome College of Marin staff and faculty! Here is a guide to the resources at College of Marin Library for basic skills, student equity, and cultural competencies. Want to see all of the library's electronic resources?

College of Marin's Basic Skills Initiative webpage:


Featured: Cultural Variations in the Classroom

This report, "Recognizing and Addressing Cultural Variations in the Classroom," is recommended by Alison Brier Welch, International Student Advisor & DSO, College of Marin, Center for International Education. From Carnegie Mellon.

 "International students must meet the same challenges their U.S. peers face in college while in many cases also navigating new cultural terrain, a second (or third or fourth) language, and an educational system with different rules and expectations."


Featured: Strategies to help young men of color succeed

Professor Blaze Woodlief, College Skills Department at College of Marin, presented "Strategies to Help Young Men of Color Succeed," her sabbatical research project, Spring 2016. This presentation was given during Flex Week, August 2016. During her talk, Blaze recommended Teaching Men of Color in the Community College by Khalid White, Frank Harris, and J. Luke Wood, available in College of Marin Library, Kentfield.

Get Help from the Library

The Kentfield Library will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 22.

Both Libraries will be closed November 23–26, 2017.

Kentfield Campus
Learning Resource Center, 2nd Floor
835 College Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
(415) 485 - 9656
2017 Fall Semester Hours:
Monday - Thursday:         8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday:                              8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Weekends:                       Closed
Indian Valley Campus
Main Building, Room 124 
1800 Ignacio Boulevard
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 883 - 2211, ext 8505
2017 Fall Semester Hours:
Monday, Tuesday:            10:00 AM - 6:00 PM     
Wednesday, Thursday:      8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday - Sunday:                Closed

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