ERIC Number: ED366669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reaching a Multicultural Student Community: A Handbook for Academic Librarians. The Greenwood Library Management Collection.
Downing, Karen E.; And Others
This handbook is intended for academic librarians who are interested in establishing peer outreach programs for minority students on their campuses or who are trying to decide whether such a program would meet the needs of their students. Chapters include an overview of the unique challenges facing academic institutions and libraries in serving the new multicultural student population, suggestions on working effectively in the current academic environment, and practical guidelines for specific program design, implementation, and evaluation. Topics considered include performing a community analysis, the politics of program development, budgeting, personnel management, and program evaluation. Model program materials are presented, and a bibliography lists additional information sources. Eight tables and nine figures complement the discussion. Three appendixes give training plans and exercises, a minority student survey form, and sample advertisements. (Contains 80 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Budgeting, College Students, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Librarians, Minority Groups, Models, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Peer Counseling, Peer Relationship, Peer Teaching, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881 ($49.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A