Diversity in Libraries
A blog for exploring and discussing the topics of diversity and multiculturalism in libraries.

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Multicultural Programming for Dummies

November 18, 2009

Planning events that fairly represent a group of people is easier said than done. How do you portray a culture without conforming to stereotypes, educate people at the same time, and involve everyone? Librarians, or anyone for that matter, trying to incorporate diversity into their events are baffled to this day by this question because, […]

What’s Wrong With This Method Today?

November 7, 2009

               Imagine taking a 6 week program where you get paid to take a class instead of paying someone else, you get a free transportation pass to and from work, free lunch, and a free refurbished computer at the end of the 6 weeks. It’s a student’s dream. In 2002, several universities ran such a program […]

Mangaholic: Japanese University Opens Manga Library

November 6, 2009

Please allow me in these few humble sentences to bring up a topic of personal interest. Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan has recently decided to open a library specifically devoted to manga. To be completed in 2015, the library can store “two million comic books, animation drawings, video games and other artifacts.”  Amazing!  Manga has […]

Comically Fat!

November 5, 2009

You have probably heard negative stereotyping examples towards African Americans, Hispanics, women, you name it, in literature. Little House on the Prairie for example carries a slew of negativity directed towards Native Americans. Don’t believe me? Just read Birchbark House in conjunction with it and look at the portrayals of Native Americans in both books. […]