Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals (Paperback)
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Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals (Paperback)

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Paperback 166 Pages / Published: 12/12/2016
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Filling a gap in the existing library and information science literature, this book consolidates recent research and best practices to address the need for diversity and social justice in the training and education of LIS professionals.


* Addresses perennially important and emerging hot topics in librarianship, such as diversity, cultural competence, and social responsibility

* Updates the ongoing discussion on cultural competence and diversity with new concepts, such as critical race theory

* Authored by an expert who actively teaches and conducts research in the subject areas of library instruction and information literacy as well as diversity and social justice in librarianship

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440834608
Number of pages: 166
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 251 x 175 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This extremely relevant and topical guide only starts the conversation about diversity and gives the reader motivation to continue. It is a much-needed resource for both the student and professional." - VOYA
"Although geared toward library science students and public librarians, school librarians will also find the content valuable. . . . Librarians who seek to better understand diversity and the library will benefit from this work." - School Library Connection
"Although written for LIS students, this work is also essential for all information professionals and will be particularly valuable to library managers looking to recruit a more inclusive workforce." - School Library Journal
"In Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals, Nicole A. Cooke has written a book that is clearly needed in this emerging area of library services. . . . For librarians, library staff and library instructors who are involved, or need to become involved, in the work of cultural competencies, diversity, and inclusion, Information Services to Diverse Populations is a vitally useful book. . . . [I]ts existence should be welcomed by anyone who is interested in this area of librarianship." - Technical Services Quarterly

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