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

Jenny Lynne Semenza (Eli M. Oboler Library, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA)
Regina Koury (Eli M. Oboler Library, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA)
Sandra Shropshire (Eli M. Oboler Library, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Article publication date: 3 July 2017

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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Citation

Semenza, J.L., Koury, R. and Shropshire, S. (2017), "Diversity at work in academic libraries 2010-2015: an annotated bibliography", Collection Building, Vol. 36 No. 3, pp. 89-95. https://doi.org/10.1108/CB-12-2016-0038

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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