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Diversity Now : People, Collections, and Services in Academic Libraries - Kuang-Hwei Lee-Smeltzer

Diversity Now

People, Collections, and Services in Academic Libraries

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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

Introductionp. 1
People: Recruitment and Retention
Cultivating Partnerships/Realizing Diversityp. 5
The New Beginnings Program: A Retention Program for Junior Faculty of Colorp. 21
Recruit, Recruit, Recruit: Organizing Benefits for Employees with Unmarried Familiesp. 31
Using Professional Development as a Retention Tool for Underrepresented Academic Librariansp. 45
Effective Retention Strategies for Diverse Employeesp. 63
People: Institutional and Organizational Culture
The Assessment of Diversity Initiatives in Academic Librariesp. 73
Challenges of Working in a Multicultural Environmentp. 105
Cultural Diversity and Gender Role Spillover: A Working Perspectivep. 125
African American Female Librarians: A Study of Job Satisfactionp. 141
Collections and Access
Stories Told But Yet Unfinished: Challenges Facing African-American Libraries and Special Collections in Historically Black Colleges and Universitiesp. 165
Historically Black College and University Libraries in the 21st Century: Accomplishments, Challenges and Recommendationsp. 183
Instruction and Library Education
Communication and Teaching: Education About Diversity in the LIS Classroomp. 199
Diversity in the Classroom: Incorporating Service-Learning Experiences in the Library and Information Science Curriculump. 213
Race, Class, Gender and Librarianship: Teaching in Ethnic Studiesp. 229
Healing Hearts, Enriching Minds: The Multicultural Storytelling Project and the Texas A&M University Librariesp. 241
Aboriginal Students in Canada: A Case Study of Their Academic Information Needs and Library Usep. 259
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780789016973
ISBN-10: 0789016974
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 12th April 2002
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.02