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Continuing The Cultural Competence Conversation – Voting Results, Western Libraries Diversity Committee, Rebecca Marrall Oct 2014

Continuing The Cultural Competence Conversation – Voting Results, Western Libraries Diversity Committee, Rebecca Marrall

Western Libraries Departmental, Committee, and Working Group Documents

These recommendations – which emerged from the September 2014 “Understanding the 21st Century Library Patron” event – were voted upon by library professionals at Western Washington University Libraries during an internal event held on Friday, October 3rd, 2014.


Review Of Through The Archival Looking Glass: A Reader On Diversity And Inclusion, Alexandra M. Bisio Sep 2014

Review Of Through The Archival Looking Glass: A Reader On Diversity And Inclusion, Alexandra M. Bisio

Journal of Western Archives

Though the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion, edited by Mary A. Caldera and Kathryn M. Neal, brings together a series of essays that challenge the reader to think critically about archival practice and education, evaluate the current demographics of the profession, and actively battle the silences left by history.


Understanding The 21st Century Library Patron – Event Recommendations, Western Libraries Diversity Committee, Rebecca Marrall Sep 2014

Understanding The 21st Century Library Patron – Event Recommendations, Western Libraries Diversity Committee, Rebecca Marrall

Western Libraries Departmental, Committee, and Working Group Documents

These recommendations are the synopsis of an internal workshop held on Thursday, September 4th, 2014. Titled “Understanding the 21st Century Library Patron,” this four-hour event, composed of both educational seminar and small group workshop portions, focused upon examining the 2012 ACRL Diversity Standards for Cultural Competency for library professionals in the United States.


Variation On A Traditional Theme: The Question Of Racial And Ethnic Diversity In Mla, Mark A. Puente, Susannah Cleveland Apr 2014

Variation On A Traditional Theme: The Question Of Racial And Ethnic Diversity In Mla, Mark A. Puente, Susannah Cleveland

Susannah Cleveland

Following the findings from the MLA Survey of Personnel Characteristics, 2009 that pointed to discrepancies between the racial and ethnic diversity of MLA members and the general population, an analysis of the diversity of MLA’s patron base and an assessment of other organizations' efforts at diversity are analyzed. Recommendations for efforts by MLA to address these discrepancies as well as justification for making such efforts follow.


Seeking A Diversity Of Voices - Editorial Introduction, Ron Peterson Apr 2014

Seeking A Diversity Of Voices - Editorial Introduction, Ron Peterson

Ron Peterson

The Editorial Committee of the Code4Lib Journal is always looking for ways to improve the content of the journal and ensure that it is meeting the needs of our readers. New additions to the Committee have brought new ideas about how we can make the journal the best that it can be. When several members of the Committee met in March 2014 during the Code4Lib Conference in Raleigh, we had the opportunity to discuss these issues in person. Inspired by the presentations on data visualization, the Editorial Committee talked about how we can use the data that we have to …


Race And The Reference Librarian, Mary Whisner Jan 2014

Race And The Reference Librarian, Mary Whisner

Librarians' Articles

Ms. Whisner examines how race arises in the day-to-day work of law librarians, and discusses how law librarians can foster cultural competence and create more welcoming environments in diverse institutions.


Review Of Exclamation Mark By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Courtney Raymond Jan 2014

Review Of Exclamation Mark By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Courtney Raymond

Library Intern Book Reviews

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Diversity Project: Poster Series Connects Core Values To Library Materials And Expertise, Bettina Peacemaker, Sue Robinson, Marilyn Scott Jan 2014

Diversity Project: Poster Series Connects Core Values To Library Materials And Expertise, Bettina Peacemaker, Sue Robinson, Marilyn Scott

VCU Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Virginia Commonwealth University celebrates diversity as a core value, and VCU Libraries actively strives to foster inclusion and an understanding of difference. The diversity and culture poster series was envisioned as a way to connect education about diversity directly to library collections and expertise. This poster details the distribution, response, and impact of the series.