ERIC Number: ED331521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Affirmative Action Policies and Practices in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit #163.
Wright, Joyce C., Comp.; Clark, Barton M., Comp.
This Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) kit begins with a summary by Kriza A. Jennings of the results of a survey which focused on identifying the practices of the 119 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in the areas of cultural diversity, recruitment, and affirmative action practices. It is noted that of the 45 libraries responding to the survey, more than half have written affirmative action policies for the library and/or the parent institution, while less than one-third have a plan with goals and timetables. Affirmative action policy and planning documents are provided by the following institutions: University of California, Riverside; Center for Research Libraries; Cornell University; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Iowa State University; Kent State University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); National Agricultural Library; Purdue University, West Lafayette Campus; and the University of Toronto. In addition, documentation for affirmation action program goals from these institutions are included: University of California (Berkeley, Riverside, San Diego); Center for Research Libraries; Indiana University; Michigan State University; and Ohio State University. The Universities of Arizona, Georgetown, Iowa State, and Minnesota contributed recruitment documents. Job descriptions are presented by the University of Toronto and the University of California (Riverside, Berkeley). (Includes selected readings.) (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Affirmative Action, Cultural Differences, Employment Practices, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Library Surveys, Policy Formation, Research Libraries, Universities
Systems and Procedures Exchange Center, Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Services, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($20.00 for ARL members, $30.00 for nonmembers, plus $5.00 for postage and handling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Services.