May 16, 2022

Journal Article: “Challenging the Glass Ceiling: Collaboration as the Key to Increasing the Number of Librarians of Color in Academic Libraries”

he article linked below was recently published by Collaborative Librarianship. The complete table of contents for the issue (13.1) is available here.

Title

Challenging the Glass Ceiling: Collaboration as the Key to Increasing the Number of Librarians of Color in Academic Libraries

Authors

Janet M. Reid
Virginia Commonwealth University

Patricia D. Sobczak
Virginia Commonwealth University

Source

Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 13: Iss. 1, Article 4.

Abstract

Currently, libraries are engaged in creating environments that embrace diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This includes having candidates for hire submit statements regarding their approach to DEI and internal committees to look at policies and procedures regarding DEI. Also there is a lot of both internal and external training designed to help organizations and their members become more adept at creating environments with DEI in mind. What is often missed in all of this activity is how individual librarians, through mentorship and collaboration, can come together to foster DEI and support each other in success. This field report shows how two librarians, from different backgrounds and experiences came together to not only support each other through their regular work day, but elevate their partnership toward professional success and retention. The report provides recommendations for creating a more inclusive workplace through mentoring and collaboration.

Direct to Full Text Article
9 pages; PDF.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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