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Diversity at work in academic libraries 2010-2015: an annotated bibliography

Published on Jul 3, 2017in Collection Building
· DOI :10.1108/CB-12-2016-0038
Jenny Lynne Semenza2
Estimated H-index: 2
(ISU: Idaho State University),
Regina Koury3
Estimated H-index: 3
(ISU: Idaho State University),
Sandra Shropshire3
Estimated H-index: 3
(ISU: Idaho State University)
Abstract
Purpose This paper aims to provide an annotated bibliography of literature on diversity initiatives for 2010-2015 in academic libraries, both in USA and internationally. It aims to help librarians interested in fostering a welcoming and supporting environment for all individuals and engaging library community in discussions about diversity. Design/methodology/approach The authors conducted literature review using EBSCOhost multidisciplinary databases and Google Scholar, using the terms “divers*” and “academic librar*” and limiting search results to 2010-2015 dates. Findings The literature reviewed in this annotated bibliography is a solid start to assist librarians with diversity initiatives from planning collections to wider organization planning purposes. Originality/value No other annotated bibliography currently exists for those interested in conducting vital work of ensuring a respectful and inclusive library environment.
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