Acheiving Diversity: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians (How-to-Do-It Manuals for Librarians) (How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarians (Numbered))

Acheiving Diversity: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians (How-to-Do-It Manuals for Librarians) (How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarians (Numbered))

ISBN: 9781555705541
Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers
Publication Date: 2006-04-01
Number of pages: 245
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DESCRIPTION

Barbara Dewey and Loretta Parham join 50 other librarians, including Tracie Hall, Emma Bradford Perry, and Hannelore B. Rader, to explore one of the major issues facing the profession - diversity. This innovative guide explores how librarians can ensure that their services, staff, and collections truly reflect our multicultural society. Chapters cover strategic planning; recruiting and retaining minorities; reaching out to new users; marketing to underrepresented populations; building collections for marginalized groups; overcoming the digital divide; assessment; and other important topics. The contributors provide numerous forms and documents including library diversity plans; residency and intern job descriptions; recruitment materials; programming plans and documents; and Web resources. With guidance drawn from real experience in public and academic libraries, this unique guide will help make diversity a reality in libraries.

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