Diversity Now: People, Collections, and Services in Academic Libraries

1st Edition

Teresa Neely, Kuang-Hwei Lee-Smeltzer

Routledge
Published April 12, 2002
Reference - 318 Pages
ISBN 9780789016973 - CAT# HW14334

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Summary

A comprehensive perspective on multiculturalism in libraries!

Diversity Now: People, Collections, and Services in Academic Libraries delivers a comprehensive look at diversity issues for librarians. It examines partnerships between academic research libraries and campus agencies and provides effective retention strategies for diverse employees. It also shows how librarians can lobby for domestic partner benefits for university employees who are unmarried same- and opposite-sex couples.

Diversity Now: People, Collections, and Services in Academic Libraries provides a unique research perspective on assessment and diversity integration in the academic libraries and highlights effective working strategies for a multicultural library environment, examining:
  • partnerships between academic research libraries and campus agencies which work directly with students
  • assessment and diversity integration in the academic library workplace and six critical challenges for working well in a multicultural environment
  • communication and teaching
  • incorporating service learning experiences in the library and information science curriculum
  • model retention programs for junior faculty of color

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