ERIC Number: ED265240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Asian/Pacific American Librarians: A Cross Cultural Perspective. Papers of the Program of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (Dallas, Texas, June 25, 1984).
Collantes, Lourdes Y., Ed.
Six symposium papers are included in this document. The first paper, by Henry Chang, is a brief profile of Asian/Pacific American (APA) librarians, emphasizing the need for more data on this group and the need for the group to become more assertive of their rights to equal opportunity in the field. The second paper, by Jane Katayama, addresses some of the problems confronted by APA librarians including being stereotyped into certain specialized positions and having poor communication skills as well as having a lack of assertiveness, a lack of political acumen, and insufficient representation in directorial or specialist positions. The third paper, by Asha Capoor, considers the factors which are important for achievement in the profession. The fourth paper, by Minja Lee, is an assessment of APA librarians' current status and professional achievements. The next paper, by Kanhya Kaul, is a commentary on the preceding ones and a summation of the groups' status to date. The final paper, by Bernard Kreissman, is an American, administrative perspective on the status of APA librarians, with some suggestions for dealing with the problems brought out in the other papers. (CG)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Ethnic Stereotypes, Librarians, Library Administration, Pacific Americans, Professional Development, Professional Recognition
Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, c/o Lourdes Collantes, State University of New York College at Old Westbury, Box 229, Library, Old Westbury, NY 11568 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Old Westbury. Coll. at Old Westbury.