ERIC Number: ED405896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Recruitment and Retention of Minority Personnel and Trustees in Public Libraries.
Peterson, Ray E.
This handbook provides public libraries with a source of hints, ideas, and suggestions to increase the diversity of their personnel in a non-discriminatory manner and with equality in personnel policies. The guide includes the following sections: (1) Why This Handbook?; (2) Getting Started; (3) Policy Statement--creating a policy, examples, and utilization; (4) Assessing Current Staff Ethnic Make-Up--and workforce profile; (5) Making it Happen; (6) Planning; (7) Finding Good Candidates--position announcement, "home grown" employees, and recruiting; (8) Hiring--and screening candidates; (9) Retention; (10) Recruitment and Retention of Minority Trustees--and formal and informal recruitment; (11) Summary; (12) Check List for Assuring Diversity; (13) References; and (14) Appendices--Workforce Profile worksheet, Census figures for ethnic minorities by Colorado county, list of ALA (American Library Association) accredited graduate library science programs, and a list of public minority- oriented print and electronic media. (Contains 10 references.) (SWC)
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Labor Turnover, Library Personnel, Library Policy, Minority Groups, Personnel Policy, Personnel Selection, Public Libraries, Recruitment, Social Discrimination, Trustees
Colorado State Library & Adult Education Office, 201 E. Colfax Ave., #309, Denver, CO 80203.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. State Library and Adult Education Office.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado