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ACRL ULS PDC: "Beyond Library Diversity Residencies: Strategies to Recruit, Retain and Promote Librarians of Color"
The lack of racial diversity within the academic librarian profession is largely acknowledged within the field and reflected in iterative conversations about the whiteness of librarianship. To address this issue, many institutions invest in diversity initiatives such as scholarships, internships, and residencies aimed to build a pipeline of specially trained librarians of color. This panel of current resident librarians will provide an overview of these diversity programs and center their experiences of these programs to suggest further avenues of exploration that build on existing structures and rethink the ways that we can build meaningful support for librarians of color. The presenters will share aspects of their respective programs that may have wider applications across librarianship and may serve as a starting point for increasing retention of underrepresented groups within librarianship. This program will be of interest to those who currently offer or are thinking of offering diversity scholarships, internships, and residencies or looking for alternative ways to support librarians of color.

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Feb 19, 2019 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Jessica Dai
Resident Librarian @West Virginia University
Grace Adeneye
Affiliate Assistant Librarian and Pauline A. Young Resident @University of Delaware
Jesus Ivan Espinoza
Resident Librarian @University of Michigan