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PROGRAMMING FOR DIVERSITY IN INDIANA LIBRARIES. Recruiting for the Future. Jessica Kayongo, Assistant Librarian Laura Bayard, Librarian University Libraries of Notre Dame. ILF Annual Conference Indianapolis, IN 23 March 2005 2:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m. Overview.

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PROGRAMMING FOR DIVERSITY IN INDIANA LIBRARIES

Recruiting for the Future

Jessica Kayongo, Assistant Librarian

Laura Bayard, Librarian

University Libraries of Notre Dame

ILF Annual Conference

Indianapolis, IN

23 March 2005

2:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m.


Overview

  • Rationale for diversity recruiting

  • Descriptions of ND Libraries’ programming

  • Practical advice (we hope)

  • Issue/ Trend

  • Open question segment


WHY DIVERSITY RECRUITING?

  • Profession’s profile

  • Library school data

  • Demographics


Profile of the profession

  • Higher average age : 45

  • Chosen later in life; 2nd career

  • By 2013, 70% of librarians will retire

  • Librarians retiring at younger ages

  • 10.1% increase in employment for librarians (2002/ 2012)*

  • 23.9% net replacement rate (2002/ 2012) *

    *U.S. Dept. of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Projections and Training Data (2004/05 ed.)at: http://bls.gov/emp/optd/home.htm


Library Schools: Data (Fall 2002)

  • Total enrollment up slightly from ‘01 (5.9%, but lower than 2000’s increase; Master’s-LS=71.3% of total degree enrollment)

  • LS: 10.7% under age 25 (Fall 2002)

  • LS: part-time students: 69.6 %

  • LS: females: 79.8%

  • LS degrees granted by race (2001-2002):

    Black 4.2%

    Hispanic 3%

    Asian / Pacific Islander 3.5%

ALISE Library and Information Science Education Statistical Report 2003 at: http://ils.unc.edu/ALISE/2003/Students/Students01.htm

Tables II-1-a-1, II-3-a, II-8 c 2 LS


Demographics: Indiana Co. / U.S. by race IN pop. # / % / U.S. % 2000 Census

Lake County

Elkhart County

Marion County

St. Joseph County

http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFFacts?_event


ND Libraries’ Ventures

  • Residency

  • Summer Program

  • Project to Recruit the Next Generation of Librarians

    http://www.library.nd.edu/diversity/index.shtml


TIPS

  • Who do you know?

  • Wh-wh-what plan?

  • Who’s giving it away?

  • Where do you find like-minded librarians?

  • What are some resources?


Who do you know?


Wh-wh-what plan?

  • Mission, vision, values, & strategic plan

    • Follow the path your institution dreams

    • Incorporate diversity into library strategic plan


Some ideas, policies, practices

  • Implementation team

  • Publicity

  • Stakeholders’ involvement

  • Targeted searches

  • ND’s Statement of Commitment to Affirmative Action

  • IUSB’s Applicant Monitoring Form @ http://www.iusb.edu/~aaoffice/word/ApplicantMonitoringform.doc


Who’s giving it away?

  • LAMA Cultural Diversity Grant @ http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=awards

  • IMLS Librarians for the 21st Century @ http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_bdre.htm

  • ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce @ http://www.arl.org/diversity/init/

  • ALA Spectrum Scholarships @ http://www.ala.org/ala/diversity/spectrum/spectruminitiative.htm

  • ALA Annual Diversity Research Grant Program @ http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=awards

  • ALA List of Scholarships @ http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=scholarships

  • ALA List of Grants and Fellowships @ http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=grantfellowship


Where do you find like-minded librarians?

  • Reforma@ http://www.reforma.org/

  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association@ http://www.bcala.org/

  • Asian/ Pacific American Librarians Assoc.@ http://www.apalaweb.org/

  • American Indian Library Assoc. @ http://www.nativeculturelinks.com/aila.html

  • Chinese American Librarians Assoc. (CALA mid-West Chapter) @ http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=chinese+american+library+association&page=1&offset=1&result_url=redir

  • Indiana Black Librarians Network

  • LAMA Diversity Officers’ DG

    Cultural Diversity Committee@ http://www.ala.org/ala/lama/lamacommunity/lamacommittees/divisioncomms/LAMACommitteesandDiscussiongroups.htm

  • ILF Task Force on Diversity & Multiculturalism

  • Diversity Information Network Exchange @: DINE@ala.org

  • ALA Diversity-L @: diversity-l@ala.org

  • Diversity Librarians’ Network @: http://www.lib.utk.edu/residents/dln/

  • National Diversity in Libraries Conference@http://www.librarydiversity.org


ARL MLS Graduate Student Resume Database at:

https://db.arl.org/careers/res/submit.html

ARL Research Library Residency & Internship Programs at:

https://db.arl.org/careers/res/submit.html

ALA Office for Diversity at: http://www.ala.org

What are some resources?


Become a Librarian! Make a difference @ your libraryhttp://www.becomealibrarian.org/

Library Research Service (LRS) @ http://www.lrs.org/index.asp

ACRL’s Issue & Advocacy @ http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/acrlrecruiting/recruitingprofession.htm

More resources?


ISSUE/ TREND

  • Retention & promotion

  • Cultural competency


Retention & promotion

  • As many as 1 in 10 plan to leave librarianship within 5 years (career changes)

  • Promote from within

    Nicole Steffan, et. al. Retirement, Retention, and Recruitment: The Future of Librarianship in Colorado at http://www.lrs.org/documents/closer_look/RRR_web.pdf (accessed 3/1/05)


Cultural competency: a definition @http://www.ode.state.or.us/news/ccfullrprt.pdf


Cultural Competency

  • CODAC (Center on Diversity and Community, University of Oregon) @http://www.uoregon.edu/~codac/

  • University of Iowa


Q. & A.


A portion of this presentation is available at:

  • http://www.nd.edu/~lbayard/

    GOODBYE


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