• It Is What You Call It: Intentional Diversity in Library Residency Programs

  • Presenters
    • Elias Tzoc, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Miami University
    • Jacqueline Johnson, Archivist, Miami University
    • Stacy Brinkman, Art & Architecture Librarian, Miami University
    • Kwabena Sekyere, Electronic Information Services Librarian, Miami University
  • Description

    What happens when you remove the word "minority" from a residency program initially created to increase diversity in the profession? This poster describes the effect of such a change at a public midwestern university library, where threats of reverse discrimination litigation caused the "Minority Resident Librarian" program to be re-named as the "Academic Resident Librarian" program. The poster suggests that names matter, and that diversity must be intentional and not coincidental.

  • Format
  • Track
    • Personnel, Management, and Organization