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Managing multiculturalism and diversity in the library : principles and issues for administrators
Winston, Mark.
Publication Information:
New York : Haworth Press, [1999]

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209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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"Co-published simultaneously as Journal of library administration, volume 27, numbers 1/2 1999."
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Journal of library administration.
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Discover ways to raise staff awareness regarding diversity!

Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library: Principals and Issues for Administrators is an academic guide to diversity issues such as affirmative action, career development of minorities in the library science profession, racism, and scholarship solutions to increase the diversity of people in the library and information science profession. From this manual, you will gain a deeper understanding of diversity and its implementation in your library. Scholarly and poignant, this book is recommended to academics, administrators, library professionals, and students who want to improve the diversity of libraries and the profession of library information science.

In Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library, you will explore the continued need to keep diversity growing in our libraries as a learning tool to boost the creativity and broaden the knowledge base of libraries as a whole. This informative guide provides you with studies on the diversification efforts of Australia, Canada, China, and the United Kingdom, showing you how each nation differently defines diversity, yet values diversity with an agenda that accepts and encourages cultural differences. You will find suggestions on how to bring in the talents of traditionally excluded groups into your library and examine affirmative action and its dismantling from different angles.

Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library illustrates the importance of cultural diversity in contrast to a melting pot that does not allow for distinct flavors. Some pertinent areas of diversity that you will read about are: raising staff awareness of diversity through training seminars a diversity program focused closely on your library's missions and strategic plans integrating diversity into every aspect of the library activities looking to colleges and universities as the leaders of cross-cultural understanding American Library Association and the diversity agenda

Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library is an enlightening and helpful resource to foster multicultural understanding and to plan a diversity agenda that is right for your library organization. From this book, you will find many interesting and informative methods on creating a culturally pluralistic library.

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Booklist Review

This monograph republication of an issue of the Journal of Library Administration first defines diversity, inclusively and specifically, and proceeds to such topics as management after the demise of affirmative action, enhancing workplace diversity, diversity in small liberal arts colleges, the need for national initiatives to increase diversity in the library field, higher education's approach to teaching about diversity, the reaction to diversity outside the U.S., and barriers to diversity. Unfortunately, color and sex are the only characteristics of diversity considered.

Table of Contents

Mark WinstonDeEtta JonesLorna PetersonJames F. Williams, IIDeborah R. HollisV. Tessa Perry EvansZora J. SampsonJanice Simmons-WelburnTeresa Y. NeelyHaipeng LiWilliam C. WelburnJose A. AguinagaE. J. Josey
Introductionp. 1
The Definition of Diversity: Two Views. A More Inclusive Definitionp. 5
The Definition of Diversity: Two Views. A More Specific Definitionp. 17
Managing Diversity: Library Management in Light of the Dismantling of Affirmative Actionp. 27
Affirmative Action or Increased Competition: A Look at Women and Minority Library Deansp. 49
The 4-1-1 on Section 254: Towards a More Definitive Universal Service Policyp. 77
The Role of Civility in Diverse Relationsp. 93
Diversity Dialogue Groups: A Model for Enhancing Work Place Diversityp. 111
Diversity Initiatives and Programs: The National Approachp. 123
Diversity in the Library: What Could Happen at the Institutional Levelp. 145
Multicultural Curriculum in Higher Educationp. 157
International Perspective-View of the Concept of Diversity in Other Countriesp. 171
Diversity: Political and Societal Barriersp. 191
Indexp. 203