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Title:Diversity in Young Adult Services
Author(s):Matekel, Christina
Subject(s):Library and information science education
Abstract:Diversity and inclusion of all are becoming increasingly important in the book world. This is evident in the creation of campaigns like “We Need Diverse Books” and in the success of authors like Jacqueline Woodson. Librarians, as guides of information, knowledge, and books, are primarily responsible for promoting inclusion and equal access within their institutions in order to successfully cater to and educate all types of patrons. This research paper analyzes the problems inherent in libraries in regards to diversity and accessibility, as well as solutions based on the examples of successful libraries. It focuses primarily on the San Mateo Public Library district, although it contains statistics and examples from libraries nationwide. With the proposed program evaluation, this paper promises to successfully encourage racial diversity in all libraries.
Issue Date:2015-04-11
Series/Report:Proceedings of the 2015 Symposium on LIS Education
Genre:Presentation / Lecture / Speech
Rights Information:Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-06-16

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