Librarians Serving Diverse Populations: Challenges & Opportunities (ACRL Publications in Librarianship #62)

$54.00
ALA Member: 
$ 48.60
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-8512-0
Published: 
2010
Publisher: 
ACRL
Pages: 
232
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
AP Categories: 
L, P
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors

Librarians Serving Diverse Populations (PIL #62) is a qualitative and quantitative assessment and research study of the paths and experiences of librarians whose duties include serving diverse cultures. Through surveys, interviews, and evaluation of documents, the author explores issues and challenges raised by the results of the research study. Mestre provides recommendations for improvements to curricula and training at Library Schools, for libraries seeking someone to fill positions such as diversity librarian positions, for follow-up training and support after librarians are hired and for how to strengthen diversity efforts. Also included are two chapters that provide guidance for getting started as a liaison for diversity and cross-cultural efforts in academic libraries. This book is the first such research study in academic librarianship.

V          ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
VII        PREFACE
1          CHAPTER ONE: Who are Multicultural Librarians?
16        CHAPTER TWO: Job Preparation for Librarians Working with Diverse Cultures
26        CHAPTER THREE: Hiring Challenges
50        CHAPTER FOUR: The Realities of This Position
75        CHAPTER FIVE: Getting Started
98        CHAPTER SIX: Organization and Management of Multicultural Services
111      CHAPTER SEVEN: Staff Training and Library Orientation Programs
123      CHAPTER EIGHT: Library School Curriculum Reform and Diversity
137      CHAPTER NINE: Next Steps:  How to Strengthen Diversity Efforts
148      CHAPTER TEN: Resources
177      APPENDICES
            177      APPENDIX A
            186      APPENDIX B
            190      APPENDIX C
            191      APPENDIX D
            194      APPENDIX E
196      BIBLIOGRAPHY
205         INDEX

Lori Mestre

Lori Mestre is an Associate Professor of Library Administration and the Head of the Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to her M.A.L.S. degree, she has a doctorate specializing in language, culture and curriculum and has devoted the last 15 years to exploring the intersection between multicultural librarianship and online learning environments that best reflect the diverse needs of students.

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship.