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Diversity Now

People, Collections, and Services in Academic Libraries, 1st Edition

By Teresa Neely, Kuang-Hwei Lee-Smeltzer

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328 pages

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A comprehensive perspective on multiculturalism in libraries!

Diversity Now: People, Collections, and Services in Academic Libraries delivers a comprehensive look at diversity issues for librarians. It examines partnerships between academic research libraries and campus agencies and provides effective retention strategies for diverse employees. It also shows how librarians can lobby for domestic partner benefits for university employees who are unmarried same- and opposite-sex couples.

Diversity Now: People, Collections, and Services in Academic Libraries provides a unique research perspective on assessment and diversity integration in the academic libraries and highlights effective working strategies for a multicultural library environment, examining:

  • partnerships between academic research libraries and campus agencies which work directly with students
  • assessment and diversity integration in the academic library workplace and six critical challenges for working well in a multicultural environment
  • communication and teaching
  • incorporating service learning experiences in the library and information science curriculum
  • model retention programs for junior faculty of color

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • People: Recruitment and Retention
  • Cultivating Partnerships/Realizing Diversity
  • The New Beginnings Program: A Retention Program for Junior Faculty of Color
  • Recruit, Recruit, Recruit: Organizing Benefits for Employees with Unmarried Families
  • Using Professional Development as a Retention Tool for Underrepresented Academic Librarians
  • Effective Retention Strategies for Diverse Employees
  • People: Institutional and Organizational Culture
  • The Assessment of Diversity Initiatives in Academic Libraries
  • Challenges of Working in a Multicultural Environment
  • Cultural Diversity and Gender Role Spillover: A Working Perspective
  • African American Female Librarians: A Study of Job Satisfaction
  • Collections and Access
  • Stories Told But Yet Unfinished: Challenges Facing African-American Libraries and Special Collections in Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Historically Black College and University Libraries in the 21st Century: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Recommendations
  • Instruction and Library Education
  • Communication and Teaching: Education About Diversity in the LIS Classroom
  • Diversity in the Classroom: Incorporating Service-Learning Experiences in the Library and Information Science Curriculum
  • Race, Class, Gender, and Librarianship: Teaching in Ethnic Studies
  • Healing Hearts, Enriching Minds: The Multicultural Storytelling Project and the Texas A&M University Libraries
  • Aboriginal Students in Canada: A Case Study of Their Academic Information Needs and Library Use
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN025000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General