Uniting Multicultural Voices in Libraries

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

Abstract: ? multicultural society is constituted not just by culturally diverse groups but it consists of the individuals who make up each distinct group. In such a rich and dynamic society, a diversity of voices is found. For example, the unified voice of a group may exist alongside the individual voices of group members representing distinct perspectives. My theme as EMIERT Chair is the uniting of multicultural voices in libraries by recognizing, respecting, and transmitting diverse and shared perspectives. This means that the voices of mainstream society found in books and other materials and represented in the users, staff, administration, and funders of libraries need to share library space with the voices of ethnoracial individuals and groups.

Additional Information

EMIE Bulletin, 17(1): 2-4, 17, Fall 1999
Language: English
Date: 1999
Multicultural society

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