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

Posts Tagged ‘diversity

Local Author Tara Michener Promotes Diversity in Children’s Books

November 23, 2009

By Margaret Rainwater Well, after posting on stereotypical children’s literature like The Story of Little Black Sambo, I thought it might be a good idea to post an example of non-stereotypical literature. Today, while listening to Detroit Today on NPR’s WDET 101.9, I was able to hear radio host Craig Fahle’s interview with local children’s […]

How do you define a collection?

November 19, 2009

By: Gal Warshai A collection is hard to define because it has many variables which will determine the choices of what will be included. There are many different types of libraries in existence and each has a different approach to what is wanted or needed in that specific library or library system. One variable is […]

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. […]

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 […]