ERIC Number: ED410964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
ARL Partnerships Program: Breaking Down Walls and Building Bridges. SPEC Kit 225.
Fitzgerald, Allyn, Ed.; Jones, DeEtta, Ed.
The ARL Partnerships Program was created to enhance diversity in research libraries and allied associations. The goal was to actively engage more libraries and library-related organizations in advancing diversity initiatives. This compilation of diversity programs and activities highlights the efforts of libraries and library associations participating in the Opportunities for Success Partnerships Program. This special issue contains reports from the Michigan Library Association, the University of Michigan, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and the Pennsylvania State University that describe the strategies employed within these institutions to create a more inclusive working environment for all. Creating a climate for diversity in libraries involves strategic planning, recruitment and retention activities, on-going educational programs, and consistent organizational assessment and adjustment. This document includes working documents, memos, and other materials that the participants used to promote their agendas, educate their constituencies, and rally their communities. While there are no survey-based results nor analysis, there are concrete ideas and discussion of the successes and difficulties in developing, implementing, and nurturing diversity programs and inclusive environments. (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Institutional), Higher Education, Library Administration, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Research Libraries
ARL Publications Department, 21 Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 (ARL members: $30; non-members: $40).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Services.