In the Library with the Lead Pipe
After presenting together at ACRL 2015 to share their research on race, identity, and diversity in academic librarianship, the authors resumed the conversation, which resulted in this article. Here, they discuss why diversity really matters to academic libraries, librarians, and the profession, and where to go from here. They conclude the article with a series of questions for readers to consider, share, and discuss among colleagues to continue and advance the conversation on diversity in libraries.
academic libraries, diversity, identity, institutional racism, microaggressions, organizational culture, professional identity
Juleah Swanson, Ione Damasco, Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, Dracine Hodges, Todd Honma, and Azusa Tanaka (2015).
Why Diversity Matters: A Roundtable Discussion on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Librarianship. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.