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

Posts Tagged ‘minorities

Diversifying a Collection

December 8, 2009

I found an article that gives an example of how to diversify a library’s collection. The example takes place at the Old Dominion University Library in Norfolk Virginia. First identify the minority groups that are within the community, in this example this could be done by looking at the enrollment records of the University for […]

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 […]