Patricia Montiel-Overallis Assistant Professor at the School of Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona.
- About the Authors
According to the preface, "in light of the growing multicultural population in the United States, twenty-first-century library services will require culturally competent librarians."
For years AASL has been addressing cultural issues in its official journal, Knowledge Quest. This collection brings together articles that touch on a wide variety of issues related to culture, including:
The nine articles from Knowledge Quest, beginning with a column from long-time Knowledge Quest editor Debbie Abilock, are accompanied by new material from Patricia Montiel-Overall, Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Library Science Resources at the University of Arizona.
The full list of contributors includes:
Sara Willoughby Herb
Lori S. Mestre
Introduction by Patricia Montiel-Overall
School Library Services in a Multicultural Society: The Need for Cultural Competence—Patricia Montiel-Overall
Educating Students for Cross-Cultural Proficiency (Homepage column)—Debbie Abilock
Transforming the Hidden Curriculum: Gender and the Library Media Center—Hilary Crew
A Focus on Fathers: The Role of Males in Children's Literacy Development—Steven Herb and Sara Willoughby-Herb
Gender and Racial Bias in Juvenile Computer Books—Kay Bishop and Jennifer Bishop
Publishing Spanish-Language Books in the United States—Philip Lee
Multicultural Mosaic: A Family Book Club—Laurie Dias-Mitchell and Elizabeth Harris
Making Space for Diverse Adolescent Male Identities in School—Lance McCready
Knowledge: The Cornerstone to Ethnic Sensitivity (On My Mind column)—Taghreed Alqudsi-ghabra
Improving Computer-Use Success for Students of Diverse Backgrounds—Lori S. Mestre