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

Archive for the ‘General Diversity Topics’ Category

WOW!

January 2, 2010

Recently, I discovered the Wow! or Worlds of Words website which is a site dedicated to reviewing children and adolescent literature around the world.  The site allows you to search and browse books within their database and also provides links to their two free online journals Wow Stories and Wow Reviews. Check it out if […]

CHECK THIS OUT!

November 28, 2009

By: Jessica Morales The University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Department of Library and Information Studies held a summit this month. The focus was Information, Diversity, Engagement, Access and Libraries (iDEALS). The Summit begins with an inspirational message of the importance of serving diverse communities. Then keynote speaker, ALA president, Camila Alire presents on the importance […]

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 […]

Do libraries need diversity statements in addition to misssion statements?

November 15, 2009

By Margaret Rainwater When deciding what to write for my first blog entry, I thought it best to begin with a definition of diversity. Though it seems like a simple enough term, I found it hard to put into words and began to wonder how other libraries and information professionals describe diversity. In a paper […]

In the eye of the beholder

October 13, 2009

October 11, 2009

This blog is for EVERYONE; the “Average” person encompassing all our experiences. HATE HATE! Celebrate the hate. Diversity, who needs it? When was the last time you heard someone say this in a serious tone? No one screams this out loud in the streets, in the classroom, in a library. And I’m not talking about […]