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ERIC Number: EJ1073549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0748-5786
Diversity: Then Is Now. Commentary on Carter, J. R. (1978) Multicultural Graduate Library Education. (Journal of Education for Librarianship, 18(4), 295-314)
Roy, Lorienne
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v56 n1 Win 2015
Robbins Carter's portrait of the librarian workforce is still true. According to the latest American Library Association (ALA) demographics, the profile of today's librarian is that of a white (87.1 percent) woman (80.7 percent) of middle age (57.1 percent, age 45 or older) (ALA, 2013). Despite these data, support for increased diversity is strongly present among LIS faculty and within professional organizations, "motivating certain initiatives such as site-specific funding, site-specific curricular foci, and national accreditation standards." Robbins noted that there were four categories of barriers likely obstructing recruitment of students of color into LIS programs: financial, educational, psychosocial, and cultural. The author briefly discusses these areas, comparing now and then. [For the historical paper, "Multi-Cultural Graduate Library Education," see EJ1073546.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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