• Leading by Example: A Look at Successful LIS Diversity Initiatives

  • Presenters
    • Denise Kane, Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of California Riverside
    • Julie Mason, Science Reference Librarian, University of California Riverside
    • Angela Boyd, Librarian for International Organizations / NGO Documents, Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of California Santa Barbara
    • Gina Macaluso, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona School of Information
    • Yamila El-Khayat, Assistant Librarian, University of Arizona Health Sciences Library
    • Maurita Baldock, Assistant Librarian, University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections
    • Verónica Reyes-Escudero, Associate Librarian, University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections
    • Amber Mathewson, Deputy Director, Pima County Public Library
    • Charlene Maxey-Harris, Associate Professor of Libraries and Research and Information Services Chair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • Toni Anaya, Associate Professor of Libraries and Instruction Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Description

    Since 2001 initiatives aiming to increase the number of librarians from ethnically/culturally underrepresented groups flourished as libraries raced to meet the diverse needs of their users. National programs such as Knowledge River and Spectrum, and University of California Santa Barbara’s innovative and then controversial Library Fellowship program, and regional programs such as University of California Riverside’s Inland Empire LEADS (Librarians Educated to Advance Diversity & Service), aim to shape the future of librarianship and libraries. This program will present research on these programs, discuss the long term impact they had on the face of profession and how developing partnerships play a vital role in their success.

  • Format
    Panel
  • Track
    • Personnel, Management, and Organization