programming for diversity in indiana libraries

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PROGRAMMING FOR DIVERSITY
IN INDIANA LIBRARIES
Recruiting for the Future
Jessica Kayongo, Assistant Librarian
ILF Annual Conference
Laura Bayard, Librarian
Indianapolis, IN
University Libraries of Notre Dame
2:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m.
23 March 2005
Overview
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Rationale for diversity recruiting
Descriptions of ND Libraries’ programming
Practical advice (we hope)
Issue/ Trend
Open question segment
WHY DIVERSITY RECRUITING?
• Profession’s profile
• Library school data
• Demographics
Profile of the profession
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Higher average age : 45
Chosen later in life; 2nd career
By 2013, 70% of librarians will retire
Librarians retiring at younger ages
10.1% increase in employment for
librarians (2002/ 2012)*
23.9% net replacement rate (2002/
2012) *
*U.S. Dept. of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Projections and
Training Data (2004/05 ed.) at: http://bls.gov/emp/optd/home.htm
Library Schools: Data (Fall 2002)
• Total enrollment up slightly from ‘01 (5.9%, but lower than
2000’s increase; Master’s-LS=71.3% of total degree enrollment)
• LS: 10.7% under age 25 (Fall 2002)
• LS: part-time students: 69.6 %
• LS: females: 79.8%
• LS degrees granted by race (2001-2002):
Black 4.2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian / Pacific Islander 3.5%
ALISE Library and Information Science Education Statistical Report 2003 at:
http://ils.unc.edu/ALISE/2003/Students/Students01.htm
Tables II-1-a-1, II-3-a, II-8 c 2 LS
Demographics: Indiana Co. / U.S.
by race
IN pop. # / % / U.S. %
2000 Census
Lake County
Elkhart County
Marion County
St. Joseph County
http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFFacts?_event
ND Libraries’ Ventures
• Residency
• Summer Program
• Project to Recruit the Next Generation of
Librarians
http://www.library.nd.edu/diversity/index.shtml
TIPS
• Who do you know?
• Wh-wh-what plan?
• Who’s giving it away?
• Where do you find like-minded librarians?
• What are some resources?
Who do you know?
Wh-wh-what plan?
• Mission, vision, values, & strategic plan
– Follow the path your institution dreams
– Incorporate diversity into library strategic plan
Some ideas, policies, practices
• Implementation team
• Publicity
• Stakeholders’ involvement
• Targeted searches
• ND’s Statement of Commitment to
Affirmative Action
• IUSB’s Applicant Monitoring Form @
http://www.iusb.edu/~aaoffice/word/ApplicantMonitoringf
orm.doc
Who’s giving it away?
• LAMA Cultural Diversity Grant @
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http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=awards
IMLS Librarians for the 21st Century @
http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_bdre.htm
ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce @
http://www.arl.org/diversity/init/
ALA Spectrum Scholarships @
http://www.ala.org/ala/diversity/spectrum/spectruminitiative.htm
ALA Annual Diversity Research Grant Program @
http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=awards
ALA List of Scholarships @
http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=scholarships
ALA List of Grants and Fellowships @
http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=grantfellowship
Where do you find like-minded librarians?
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Reforma @ http://www.reforma.org/
Black Caucus of the American Library Association @ http://www.bcala.org/
Asian/ Pacific American Librarians Assoc. @ http://www.apalaweb.org/
American Indian Library Assoc. @ http://www.nativeculturelinks.com/aila.html
Chinese American Librarians Assoc. (CALA mid-West Chapter) @
http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=chinese+american+library+assoc
iation&page=1&offset=1&result_url=redir
• Indiana Black Librarians Network
• LAMA Diversity Officers’ DG
Cultural Diversity Committee @
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http://www.ala.org/ala/lama/lamacommunity/lamacommittees/divisioncomms/LAMACo
mmitteesandDiscussiongroups.htm
ILF Task Force on Diversity & Multiculturalism
Diversity Information Network Exchange @: [email protected]
ALA Diversity-L @: [email protected]
Diversity Librarians’ Network @: http://www.lib.utk.edu/residents/dln/
National Diversity in Libraries Conference @ http://www.librarydiversity.org
What are some resources?
• ARL MLS Graduate Student Resume Database
at:
https://db.arl.org/careers/res/submit.html
• ARL Research Library Residency & Internship
Programs at:
https://db.arl.org/careers/res/submit.html
• ALA Office for Diversity at: http://www.ala.org
More resources?
• Become a Librarian! Make a difference @ your
library http://www.becomealibrarian.org/
• Library Research Service (LRS) @
http://www.lrs.org/index.asp
• ACRL’s Issue & Advocacy @
http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/acrlrecruiting/recruitingprofession.htm
ISSUE/ TREND
• Retention & promotion
• Cultural competency
Retention & promotion
• As many as 1 in 10 plan to leave
librarianship within 5 years (career
changes)
• Promote from within
Nicole Steffan, et. al. Retirement, Retention, and Recruitment: The Future of
Librarianship in Colorado at http://www.lrs.org/documents/closer_look/RRR_web.pdf
(accessed 3/1/05)
Cultural competency: a definition
@ http://www.ode.state.or.us/news/ccfullrprt.pdf
Cultural Competency
• CODAC (Center on Diversity and Community,
University of Oregon) @ http://www.uoregon.edu/~codac/
• University of Iowa
Q. & A.
A portion of this presentation is
available at:
• http://www.nd.edu/~lbayard/
GOODBYE

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