May 21, 2022

New ARL SPEC Kit Examines How Diversity Plans in Member Libraries Have Changed Since 2010

From the Association of Research Libraries:

2017-09-12_09-46-06The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Diversity and Inclusion, SPEC Kit 356, an exploration of how ARL member library diversity plans have changed since 2010. This SPEC Kit gathers information about the following topics: current recruitment and retention strategies that aim to increase the number of minority librarians in research libraries, staff development programs that foster an inclusive workplace and climate, how diversity programs have changed, and how libraries assess these efforts.

This SPEC Kit includes examples of diversity goals, visions, and statements; committee charges; mentoring programs; research resources; and job descriptions.

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179 pages; PDF.

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