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Commitment to Multicultural Library and Information Science Education: Part 1 - Current Status

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Clara M. Chu, Professor and Department Chair (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: In her review of curriculum and teaching styles, Grotzinger (1986) noted that "curricula of library schools have always responded to the needs of society, whether it was in service to special groups, to its own constituency through continuing education, or at different levels of training such as undergraduate and advanced degree study" pp. 460-1). If this is the case, library and information pp. 460-1). If this is the case, library and information science (LIS) schools should be responding to the needs of our multicultural society. According to the 1990 census figures, approximately 25% of the American population (248.7 million) is either American Indian (0.7%), Asian and Pacific Islander (2.8%), Black (11.7%), Hispanic (9%), or Other (0.1%) (U.S. Dept. of Commerce 1991). Although it is apparent that a multicultural approach to LIS education is essential, research has yet to show that L'S schools are responding sufficiently to this charge.

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Publication
EMIE Bulletin, 12(2): 1, 6-7, Winter 1995
Language: English
Date: 1995
Keywords
Multicultural society, Library and Information Science