ERIC Number: ED357744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Many Voices of Diversity. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on LAUC Regional Workshops on Cultural Diversity in Libraries.
Librarians Association of the Univ. of California, Santa Barbara.
The libraries of the University of California recognize the need to transform present collections and services into the library of the 21st century. Doing so will require bridging issues of cultural diversity and enhancing support for existing diversity collections. The Ad Hoc Committee on Regional Workshops of the Library Association of the University of California conducted a preliminary survey of existing ethnic focused collections and services, drafted five issues papers covering the major critical areas in library and information science, and conducted workshops for librarians of the university focusing on the issues papers. Workshops for 85 members from all 9 campuses reviewed the issues papers. The recommendations of the issues papers and others that emerged in the workshop are the core of this report. Twenty-seven recommendations are grouped into the following areas: (1) general; (2) collections; (3) access; (4) reference and bibliographic instruction; and (5) recruitment, advancement, and retention. Appendixes contain a chronology, the workshop proposal, and the workshop invitation and flyer. (Contains 86 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups, Futures (of Society), Guidelines, Higher Education, Library Associations, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Library Instruction, Library Science, Library Services, Library Surveys, Reference Materials, State Programs, Universities, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Librarians Association of the Univ. of California, Santa Barbara.