Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries
A Call to Action and Strategies for Success (Medical Library Association Books)
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The news and scholarly literature are replete with stories and articles describing the challenges that diverse individuals face in their local communities and workplaces. Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: A Call to Action and Strategies for Success is arranged in three parts: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter, Equipping the Library Staff, and Voices from the Field. This book tackles these issues head on and should appeal to a broad audience interested in diversity as it relates to libraries and librarianship, including professional librarians and paraprofessional library staff. Offering best practices strategies tempered by experiences and wisdom, this book will help libraries realize a high level of inclusion.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 9781538114384, 210pp.
Publication Date: July 24, 2019
About the Author
Shannon D. Jones' (pronouns: she/her/hers) career in libraries spans 20 years. She is the director of libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Prior to her arrival at MUSC, Jones was the associate director for research and education at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond. Shannon received her MLS from North Carolina Central University (NCCU). In addition to the MLS, Shannon also holds a BA in English from North Carolina State University, a MIS from NCCU, and a MEd in adult learning from VCU. Beverly Murphy (pronouns: she/her/hers) has been a librarian for 38 years and holds a BS in biology and an MLS from North Carolina Central University. She is the assistant director for communications and web content management at the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives. She is also the hospital nursing liaison for the Duke Health System and liaison for the Watts School of Nursing. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and has served in several capacities for the Medical Library Association including service as the first African-American president.