9780789016966

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

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    9780789016966

  • ISBN10:

    0789016966

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-04-25
  • Publisher: Routledge
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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

Table of Contents

Introduction
1(4)
Teresa Y. Neely
Kuang-Hwei (Janet) Lee-Smeltzer
PEOPLE: RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
Cultivating Partnerships/Realizing Diversity
5(16)
Janice Simmons-Welburn
William C. Welburn
The New Beginnings Program: A Retention Program for Junior Facilty of Color
21(10)
Camila A. Alire
Recruit, Recruit, Recruit: Organizing Benefits for Employees with Unmarried Families
31(14)
Polly Thistlethwaite
Using Professional Development as a Retention Tool for Underrepresented Academic Librarians
45(18)
Eric Kofi Acree
Sharon K. Epps
Yolanda Gilmore
Charmaine Henriques
Effective Retention Strategies for Diverse Employees
63(10)
Linda R. Musser
PEOPLE: INSTITUTIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
The Assessment of Diversity Initiatives in Academic Libraries
73(32)
Johnnieque B. (Johnnie) Love
Challenges of Working in a Multicultural Environment
105(20)
Joan S. Howland
Cultural Diversity and Gender Role Spillover: A Working Perspective
125(16)
Bertie Greer
Denise Stephens
Vicki Coleman
African American Female Librarians: A Study of Job Satisfaction
141(24)
Joyce K. Thornton
COLLECTIONS AND ACCESS
Stories Told But Yet Unfinished: Challenges Facing African-American Libraries and Special Collections in Historically Black Colleges and Universities
165(18)
Irene Owens
Historically Black College and University Libraries in the 21st Century: Accomplishments, Challenges and Recommendations
183(16)
Elaina Norlin
Patricia Morris
INSTRUCTION AND LIBRARY EDUCATION
Communication and Teaching: Education About Diversity in the LIS Classroom
199(14)
Mark D. Winston
Diversity in the Classroom: Incorporating Service-Learning Experiences in the Library and Information Science Curriculum
213(16)
Loriene Roy
Race, Class, Gender and Librarianship: Teaching in Ethnic Studies
229(12)
Yem S. Fong
Healing Hearts, Enriching Minds: The Multicultural Storytelling Project and the Texas A&M University Libraries
241(18)
Johnnieque B. (Johnnie) Love
Candace Benefiel
John B. Harer
Aboriginal Students in Canada: A Case Study of Their Academic Information Needs and Library Use
259(34)
Deborah A. Lee
Index 293

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