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Ndumu, Ana; Villagran, Michele A. L.; Sandoval-Sall, Vilma; Grunberg, Kirsten; Tadena, Laura; Santillan, Roman; Bromir, N. Yasmin – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Immigrants are essential library constituents. This article presents the outcomes of a pilot, self-paced mini-course to introduce US immigrants to the library and information science (LIS) field. Data from student assessment and focus groups suggest that, with curricular and design improvements, the mini-course can help recruit skilled or degreed…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Library Science, Information Science, Program Effectiveness
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Ndumu, Ana; Chancellor, Renate – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This article revisits Rosemary DuMont's 1986 articles on Black librarianship and racial attitudes in LIS. The first part addresses missing or limited coverage on the library schools at five historically Black colleges and universities: Alabama A&M University, Clark Atlanta University, University of the District of Columbia, Hampton University,…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Library Education, Information Science Education, Racial Discrimination
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Ndumu, Ana – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2021
This demographic study contributes to scholarship on the recruitment of Blacks into the US LIS workforce by situating Black librarianship within broader population trends. The research combines historical LIS reports, Africana studies scholarship, and federal data to describe how long-term transitions in the overall US Black population influence…
Descriptors: Blacks, African American Students, Student Recruitment, Information Science Education