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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

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

Overview

  • Rationale for diversity recruiting

  • Descriptions of ND Libraries’ programming

  • Practical advice (we hope)

  • Issue/ Trend

  • Open question segment


Why diversity recruiting

WHY DIVERSITY RECRUITING?

  • Profession’s profile

  • Library school data

  • Demographics


Profile of the profession

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

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

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

ND Libraries’ Ventures

  • Residency

  • Summer Program

  • Project to Recruit the Next Generation of Librarians

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


Programming for diversity in indiana libraries

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

Who do you know?


Wh wh what plan

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

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

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

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 @: [email protected]

  • ALA Diversity-L @: [email protected]

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

  • National Diversity in Libraries [email protected]://www.librarydiversity.org


What are some resources

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?


More 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

ISSUE/ TREND

  • Retention & promotion

  • Cultural competency


Retention promotion

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


Cultural competency

Cultural Competency

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

  • University of Iowa


Programming for diversity in indiana libraries

Q. & A.


A portion of this presentation is available at

A portion of this presentation is available at:

  • http://www.nd.edu/~lbayard/

    GOODBYE


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