September 22, 2012 - 10:45am - 12:00pm
Although diversity has been a priority in libraries for some time, the limited amount of diversity research in the profession has stymied progress. With this lack of research, successful efforts are rarely documented and there is limited understanding of the positive
effects of diversity on organizations. This presentation addresses research gaps—and opportunities—and ways that research can inform decision-making and encourage investment in diversity in the profession and individual libraries.
Leadership, Management, and Organizational Development
Library Managers & Administrators
- Karen Downing, University Learning Communities Liaison and Foundations & Grants Librarian, University of Michigan
- Merve Fejzula, Program Coordinator for the Diversity Research Center and Coordinator of the Peer Information Counseling Program, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University
- Mark Winston, Assistant Chancellor and Director, Rutgers University