Multiculturalism in Libraries (Hardback)
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Multiculturalism in Libraries (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 21/07/1994
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A diverse nation from its beginnings, the United States is increasingly faced with the challenge of absorbing new immigrant groups and creating a tolerance for a plurality of cultures. As agencies known to preserve cultural heritage, libraries and their collections must be truly representative of the pluralistic populations they serve. This book overviews cultural diversity in libraries and helps redefine the nature of public and academic libraries in a multicultural society. Throughout this volume, the authors note that librarians are searching for a more relevant cultural identity for their institutions by asking what the nature of librarianship is, what sort of a library do they work in, what sort of a library should they strive to create in the future, and what sort of a population does their library serve. To address these questions, this book provides an historical overview of the response of libraries to multiculturalism, education and research in multicultural librarianship, the impact of demographic trends on library patrons, and administrative concerns. Several case studies exemplify the discussion.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313284182
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Anyone interested in acquiring a better understanding of the importance of diversity to libraries and an overview of library efforts directed toward multiculturalism ought to read this book. It calls for, and rightly so, an intensification of our diversity efforts if libraries are to be responsive to the information needs of a diverse citizenry."-Library Quarterly
"Diversity is going to be the greatest challenge for libraries in the next century, but more books like this one, which seriously look at the many complicated issues, should smooth the way."- RQ
"This comprehensive book covers multiculturalism in both academic and public libraries....This excellent resource will be useful for librarians wanting to improve their knowledge of multicultural issues in libraries."-Journal of Academic Librarianship
"I predict that this volume will keep the ball rolling towards a higher level of attention to diversity and more precisely, multiculturalism. I trust that my colleagues in the school library field will find this volume useful."-Journal of Information, Communication and Library Science
..."offers an important historical, bibliographical, and factual summary of a broad range of issues, such as recruitment and selection of a diverse staff. The authors deal with both academic and public libraries largely through a thoughful analysis of the literature to date."-Wilson Library Bulletin
"Multiculturalism in Libraries is a significant contribution to the profession. We are desperately in need of sources about multiculturalism, or cultural diversity, and this book helps meet the need. We hope a very different book can be written before the year 2020. In the meantime, do read this one."-Library and Information Science Research
?Diversity is going to be the greatest challenge for libraries in the next century, but more books like this one, which seriously look at the many complicated issues, should smooth the way.?- RQ
?This comprehensive book covers multiculturalism in both academic and public libraries....This excellent resource will be useful for librarians wanting to improve their knowledge of multicultural issues in libraries.?-Journal of Academic Librarianship
?I predict that this volume will keep the ball rolling towards a higher level of attention to diversity and more precisely, multiculturalism. I trust that my colleagues in the school library field will find this volume useful.?-Journal of Information, Communication and Library Science
?...offers an important historical, bibliographical, and factual summary of a broad range of issues, such as recruitment and selection of a diverse staff. The authors deal with both academic and public libraries largely through a thoughful analysis of the literature to date.?-Wilson Library Bulletin
?Multiculturalism in Libraries is a significant contribution to the profession. We are desperately in need of sources about multiculturalism, or cultural diversity, and this book helps meet the need. We hope a very different book can be written before the year 2020. In the meantime, do read this one.?-Library and Information Science Research
?Anyone interested in acquiring a better understanding of the importance of diversity to libraries and an overview of library efforts directed toward multiculturalism ought to read this book. It calls for, and rightly so, an intensification of our diversity efforts if libraries are to be responsive to the information needs of a diverse citizenry.?-Library Quarterly
.,."offers an important historical, bibliographical, and factual summary of a broad range of issues, such as recruitment and selection of a diverse staff. The authors deal with both academic and public libraries largely through a thoughful analysis of the literature to date."-Wilson Library Bulletin

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