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

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New Resource for Hispanic Patrons?

December 9, 2009

Recently, I received an email through the Reforma (The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking) listserv about a new website designed to provide useful information and resources to Hispanics in the U.S.  The website is called HispanosInfo and is written in both Spanish and English.  (Look for […]

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, […]

“Digital Natives” Diversifying Library Services

November 18, 2009

By: Jessica Morales Digital Native? Idaho has created or rather brought attention to the term “digital native”. As defined by the Idaho Commissions for Libraries (ICFL) a digital native is: “The generation growing up with computers and the internet since infancy.” The ICFL contracted a research group to determine the views that digital natives have […]

Have plans for July 14-16 2010? How about a diversity conference?

November 16, 2009

By Margaret Rainwater In 2010 from July 14-16, the National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC) will take place in Princeton, New Jersey. This biennial conference is a chance for library professionals to discuss issues related to diversity, especially those affecting the northeastern states. The theme of the conference will be “From Groundwork to Action.” Proposals […]