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Achieving diversity : a how-to-do-it manual for librarians

Format: Print Book 2006
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CLP - District Services Professional Collection q Z711.8.A25 2006
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q Z711.8.A25 2006
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Summary
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.
Contents
Assessing 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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This guide offers a compilation of writings by more than 50 librarians based on experiences in public and academic libraries. The writings are grounded in practical approaches to provide reality-based strategies. The manual consists of three parts: How to Create a Successful Diversity Plan, How to Recruit and Retain a Diverse Workforce, and How to Improve Diversity through Services, Collections, and Collaborations. Chapters covers such topics as strategic planning, reaching out to new users, and overcoming the digital divide. The volume concludes with samples of successful diversity documents. Illustrations include examples of materials from programs aimed at promoting diversity. This practical manual will help librarians achieve diversity in services, staff, and collections. --Patricia Hogan Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series How-to-do-it manuals for libraries ; no. 140.
Subjects Libraries and minorities.
Minority librarians -- Recruiting.
Libraries -- Special collections -- Minorities.
Academic libraries -- Services to minorities.
Multiculturalism.
Diversity in the workplace.
Libraries and minorities -- United States -- Case studies.
Publisher New York :Neal-Schuman Publishers,2006
Contributors Dewey, Barbara I.
Parham, Loretta.
Language English
Description x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 1555705545 (alk. paper)
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