New ARL SPEC Kit Examines How Diversity Plans in Member Libraries Have Changed Since 2010
From the Association of Research Libraries:
The 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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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.