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Publication date: 19 December 2016

Jacquelyn Nixon Purnell

This chapter presents a personal reflection on the attention to community needs and inclusiveness in libraries.

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Purpose

This chapter presents a personal reflection on the attention to community needs and inclusiveness in libraries.

Methodology/approach

Personal experiences and insights of the author serve as the framework for this discussion.

Findings

Tracing the course of the author’s four-decade career, the author identifies the growth in the focus on service to communities and their specific needs by libraries.

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Celebrating the James Partridge Award: Essays Toward the Development of a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Field of Library and Information Science
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-933-9

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Publication date: 19 December 2016

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Celebrating the James Partridge Award: Essays Toward the Development of a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Field of Library and Information Science
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-933-9

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Publication date: 19 December 2016

Diane L. Barlow and Ann E. Prentice

This chapter presents a brief history of the James Partridge Award from its founding in 1997 to the present day.

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Purpose

This chapter presents a brief history of the James Partridge Award from its founding in 1997 to the present day.

Methodology/approach

The history of the James Partridge Award is told as a narrative account. Both authors were personally involved in the founding and early development of the award.

Findings

The James Partridge Award has celebrated the accomplishments of African American information professionals since the first award was presented in 1998. The award is an important part of the Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science.

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Celebrating the James Partridge Award: Essays Toward the Development of a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Field of Library and Information Science
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-933-9

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Publication date: 19 December 2016

Diane L. Barlow and Paul T. Jaeger

This chapter introduces the roles and challenges of diversity and inclusion in library and information science, as well as the goals and efforts to promote diversity and…

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Purpose

This chapter introduces the roles and challenges of diversity and inclusion in library and information science, as well as the goals and efforts to promote diversity and inclusion such as the James Partridge Outstanding African American Information Professional Award.

Methodology/approach

This chapter begins with a brief review of the issues of race and other forms of diversity in the field and the importance of addressing them. After articulating the need for this volume, the chapter introduces the sections of the book: The James Partridge Award and Other Efforts in Higher Education; Equitable Service to All; Toward a More Inclusive and Supportive Profession; Intersections of Race and Other Forms of Diversity; and Conclusions.

Findings

This chapter introduces a book that explores the historical and current issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity in library and information science professions, professional organizations, institutions, education, and scholarship from a range of first-hand perspectives of winners of the James Partridge Award and other scholars and professionals.

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Celebrating the James Partridge Award: Essays Toward the Development of a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Field of Library and Information Science
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-933-9

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