Diversity in Libraries
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The Importance of Having a Diverse Staff

November 17, 2009

  By: Jessica Morales While researching for advantages to maintaining a diverse staff the following reasons became common to me as I saw them repeated in slight variations in different articles. A cultural staff would be beneficial in deciding service and materials for specific groups of library patrons Staff members who are bi-lingual can help […]

Diversity in Staff

November 16, 2009

By Jessica Morales Close your eyes and picture a librarian. What do you see? “Credentialed librarians are predominantly women ages 45-54 and white.” (“Diversity Research and Statistics,” June 13, 2008) In 2000, 89 percent of credentialed librarians selected white as their ethnicity while the U.S. census declared that 75.1 percent of the population was white. […]

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 […]