Achieving diversity : a how-to-do-it manual for librarians
|Format:||Print Book 2006|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
Barbara Dewey and Loretta Parham join 50 other librarians, including Tracie Hall, Emma Bradford Perry, and Hannelore B. Rader, to explore one of the major issues facing the profession-diversity. This innovative guide explores how librarians can ensure that their services, staff, and collections truly reflect our multicultural society. Chapters cover strategic planning; recruiting and retaining minorities; reaching out to new users; marketing to underrepresented populations; building collections for marginalized groups; overcoming the digital divide; assessment; and other important topics. The contributors provide numerous forms and documents including library diversity plans; residency and intern job descriptions; recruitment materials; programming plans and documents; and web resources. With guidance drawn from real experience in public and academic libraries, this unique guide will help to make diversity a reality in libraries.
ContentsAssessing your library's diversity and organizational climate / by Jane Williams
Make diversity a goal through strategic planning / by Rhea Ballard-Thrower and Grace M. Mills
Best practices for placing diversity at the center of your library / by Tracie D. Hall
Practical strategies for building a library diversity program / by Molly Royse
Diversity in libraries : a Canadian perspective / by Ganga B. Dakshinamurti
Creating a diverse library staff / by Hannelore B. Rader
Fostering diversity in recruitment, staffing, and retention / by Emma Bradford Perry
Diversity and recruiting practices : how LIS schools and practitioners work together / by Jametoria Burton and W. Michael Havener
Diversity and research libraries : the CIRLA Fellows Program / by Irene M. Hoffman
Reaching high school students : sowing the seeds of librarianship / by Jessica Kayongo, LeRoy LaFleur, and Ira Revels
Diversity and the digital divide at an HBCU : the University of Maryland Eastern Shore / by Sharon D. Brooks ... [et al.]
Developing approaches for working with diverse user populations / by Deloice G. Holliday
Tips and practices for quality library user services in a diverse environment / by Justina O. Osa
Making peer research advisors a reality at NCSU Libraries / by Laura Blessing, Karen M. Brown Letarte, and Amy VanScoy
Special collections as an integral part of a library's diversity initiative / by Tomaro I. Taylor and Lorel K. Reinstrom
The past is never dead, it's not even past : the role of the Department of Archives and Special Collections during the "Open Doors" commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of integration at the University of Mississippi / by Jennifer Aronson and Jennifer Ford
The HBCU Library Alliance and SOLINET : partners in inclusion / by Loretta Parham, Janice R. Franklin, and Kate Nevins
The Diversity Librarians' Network / by Kawanna Bright, Jayati Chaudhuri, and Maud Mundava
Final thoughts on diversity in libraries / by Loretta Parham
Celebrating diversity in libraries : a selected bibliography / by Molly Royse
Samples of successful diversity documents.
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|Series||How-to-do-it manuals for libraries ; no. 140.|
Libraries and minorities.
Minority librarians -- Recruiting.
Libraries -- Special collections -- Minorities.
Academic libraries -- Services to minorities.
Diversity in the workplace.
Libraries and minorities -- United States -- Case studies.
|Publisher|| New York :Neal-Schuman Publishers,2006
Dewey, Barbara I.
x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|ISBN||1555705545 (alk. paper)