Planning a library diversity residency program: Strategies for diversity coordinators to build support for their programs

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Gerald V. Holmes, Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The essence of most Library Diversity Residency programs is to foster an early career librarians’ professional growth while investing in the libraries’ commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Recruiting and retaining librarians for future positions in various types of libraries is both critical and challenging in today’s environment. It is imperative that we recognize the demographic and cultural changes in the communities that we serve, and promote diversity by recruiting, mentoring, and providing professional opportunities to diverse early career librarians.

Additional Information

LDRS Journal, 1(1), 29-32.
Language: English
Date: 2020
academic libraries, diversity residency programs, program planning

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