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Creating Space At The Table: Intellectual Freedom Can Bolster Diverse Voices, Shannon M. Oltmann Oct 2017

Creating Space At The Table: Intellectual Freedom Can Bolster Diverse Voices, Shannon M. Oltmann

Information Science Faculty Publications

Many of the most challenged books, year after year, feature voices from diverse communities (including those of women, racial or ethnic minorities, and LGBT people). Intellectual freedom protects these voices and protects our right to hear these voices. This essay discusses the definition of intellectual freedom, why diverse perspectives are important, and how intellectual freedom can bolster diverse voices. In turn, this can improve our relationships with one another, increasing empathy and respect, which can be reflected in numerous ways and is particularly important in a divisive political climate.


Innovating For Diversity: Uk Libraries Undergraduate Diversity Scholars Internship Program, Peter Hesseldenz, Judy Sackett Sep 2015

Innovating For Diversity: Uk Libraries Undergraduate Diversity Scholars Internship Program, Peter Hesseldenz, Judy Sackett

Library Presentations

In 2014, the UK Libraries Diversity Committee developed an internship program for undergraduate students who are committed to promoting diversity and multicultural awareness among UK students, staff and faculty. The first two Diversity Scholars became familiar with a variety of academic library-related functions and career options through work within a number of library areas. The program will include a description of the Diversity Scholars program, its goals and results.


"Diversity + Inclusion = Community" Introduction And Wrap Up, Ruth E. Bryan Aug 2015

"Diversity + Inclusion = Community" Introduction And Wrap Up, Ruth E. Bryan

Library Presentations

This presentation articulates a definition of "diversity," "inclusion," and "community" as used by the Retreat Planning Committee to frame the speakers and activities at the University of Kentucky Libraries all-staff retreat in August 2015.


Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Program: A Proactive Approach To Creating An Inclusive And Multicultural Workforce, Adrian K. Ho, Judy Sackett Jun 2015

Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Program: A Proactive Approach To Creating An Inclusive And Multicultural Workforce, Adrian K. Ho, Judy Sackett

Library Presentations

The University of Kentucky (UK) Libraries approved a statement in September 2013 confirming its commitment to cultivating and encouraging diversity and inclusivity in its personnel policies and in its collections, programs, and services. The library subsequently developed an Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Program to provide two students with a paid internship in the 2014/15 academic year. UK undergraduates interested in diversity issues were encouraged to apply. Applicants were evaluated based on their work experience, volunteer or service activities, recommendations from two referees, and an essay about their belief in the benefits of a diverse society. The successful candidates started the ...


Lc Subject Headings, Fast Headings, And Apps: Diversity Can Be Problematic In The 21st Century, Karen A. Nuckolls Jan 2015

Lc Subject Headings, Fast Headings, And Apps: Diversity Can Be Problematic In The 21st Century, Karen A. Nuckolls

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

In this chapter, the author discusses and evaluates the effort to study and update relevant ethnic, racial, and other diverse subject headings. This discussion includes the work of the Library of Congress and software vendors. The author encourages for the technical services community to develop, use, and change subject headings to accurately reflect society.


Increasing Diversity In The Profession: What Works?, Judy Sackett Sep 2013

Increasing Diversity In The Profession: What Works?, Judy Sackett

Library Presentations

Library leaders and professional organizations have for some time viewed increased diversity in the library profession as a positive goal. However, the ALA Office for Research & Statistics reports that fewer than 12% of ALA members responding to a 2012 demographic survey self-selected their race/family origin as non-White. This program will look at the various strategies being employed to increase diversity in the library profession and to assess the success of those efforts.


Into The Breach With Aall’S Diversity Committee: Law Libraries’ Struggle To Achieve Diversity Goals, Beau Steenken, Michele A. Lucero Feb 2013

Into The Breach With Aall’S Diversity Committee: Law Libraries’ Struggle To Achieve Diversity Goals, Beau Steenken, Michele A. Lucero

Law Faculty Popular Media

In this article, the authors discuss the need, purpose, and agenda of the AALL Diversity Committee.


Putting Motion To The Notion — Diversity Scholarship Recipients, Reinette F. Jones Jan 2005

Putting Motion To The Notion — Diversity Scholarship Recipients, Reinette F. Jones

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

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