the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Martha A. Parker, Librarian-In-Residence, UA Libraries
Library, School, or Organization Name: ACRL-REDC (Association of College & Research Libraries - Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee).
Co-Presenter Name(s): Latrice Booker, Coordinator of Library Instruction, Indiana University Northwest
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Fayetteville, AR, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Academic libraries
Short Session Description (one line):
From cultural awareness to cultural sensitivity to finally, cultural competence.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): The diversity standards were developed by the Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee of ACRL(Association of College & Research Libraries), based on the 2001 National Association of Social WorkersStandards for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice.1 The standards are intended to emphasize the need and obligation to serve and advocate for racial and ethnically diverse constituencies.
As such, they are intended to apply to all libraries supporting academic programs at institutions of higher education. Diversity is an essential component of any civil society. It is more than a moral imperative; it is a global necessity. Everyone can benefit from diversity, and diverse populations need to be supported so they can reach their full potential for themselves and their communities.
As visionary leaders open to change, new ideas, and global perspectives, ACRL is committed to diversity of people and ideas, as noted in its 2007 White Papers. With that regard, ACRL understands that if libraries are to continue being indispensable organizations in their campus communities, they must reflect the communities they serve and provide quality services to their increasingly diverse constituencies.
To achieve diversity in substance as well as in form, libraries have to open their arms to all perspectives and experiences. That requires competency in matters of cultural pluralism that are not intuitive and must be learned, like any other essential skill (Smith 2008, 143).
To this end, these standards provide a framework to support libraries in engaging the complexities of providing services to diverse populations, and recruiting and maintaining a diverse library workforce.
The standards may also serve as a starting point from which libraries can develop local approaches and goals in the context of their organizations’ mission and situation.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/committees/...
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Library 2.012-2012 Diversity Standards for Academic Libraries Resources
Purpose and Goals Resources:
ACRL-REDC main page- http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/committees/...
Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries (2012)
NASW Releases New Cultural Competence Standards for Social Work Practice: Guidelines help social workers improve services for diverse communities and clients http://www.naswdc.org/pressroom/2001/090601.asp
Standard 1: Cultural Awareness of Self and Others
OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts: Communication Respectfully to a Diverse World http://www.ouchthatstereotypehurts.com/
Diversity Activities and Ice-Breakers
Standard 2: Cross-Cultural Knowledge and Skills
JCLC-Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
Ohio State University- National Conference on Diversity, Race, and Learning
University of Rochester- Diversity and Inclusion; Changing the Conversation
Stone Hill College (MA) - Diversity and Inclusion Conference
Standard 3: Organizational and Professional Values
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville- Librarian-In-Residency Program
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville- Libraries Diversity Website
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville- Diversity LibGuide
Standard 4: Development of collections, programs and services
RUSA Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Multilingual Collections and Services
Standard 5: Service Delivery
ALA Service Delivery in Libraries
Standard 7: Workforce Diversity
Recruitment for Diversity
Standard 10: professional education and continuous learning
ALA Online Learning for Diversity
Standard 11: Research
Research Diversity Grant