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ERIC Number: EJ816463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0148-1061
Building Bridges: Cultivating Partnerships between Libraries and Minority Student Services
Love, Emily
Education Libraries, v30 n1 p13-19 Sum 2007
Research on multiculturalism in libraries focuses primarily on collection development and on the recruitment of minorities to the profession. Although multicultural student outreach is relatively uncommon, it is essential in helping to combat the social, education, technological and financial barriers that leave many minority students at a disadvantage in their transitions from high school to university. A step-by-step approach to cultivating partnerships between the library and multicultural student services is discussed. Potential obstacles such as time constraints, limited resources and student interest are also noted. Ultimately, outreach initiatives produce positive publicity for the library, enrich student learning, and promote the library as a campus leader in the academic process.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A