February 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

How Diverse is Librarianship? Check Out the Stats.

How diverse is librarianship? The field has a ways to go in order to mirror the makeup of the U.S. population. These pie charts compare general population stats from the U. S. Census Bureau to the diversity of 2012 MLS graduates, drawn from a 2013 Library Journal survey.

Are We Diverse yet? (chart)




Diversity and Cultural Competency Training: Collections & RA

Do you want to ensure that your library’s collections are diverse, equitable, inclusive, and well-read?

Do you want to become a more culturally literate librarian and a more effective advocate for your community?

We've developed a foundational online course—with live sessions on February 28 & March 14—that will explore key concepts essential to cultivating and promoting inclusive and equitable collections.