The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Diversity and Inclusion, SPEC Kit 356, an exploration of how ARL member library diversity plans have changed since 2010. This SPEC Kit gathers information about the following topics: current recruitment and retention strategies that aim to increase the number of minority librarians in research libraries, staff development programs that foster an inclusive workplace and climate, how diversity programs have changed, and how libraries assess these efforts.
This SPEC Kit includes examples of diversity goals, visions, and statements; committee charges; mentoring programs; research resources; and job descriptions.
SPEC Kit 356, Diversity and Inclusion
Toni Anaya and Charlene Maxey-Harris
September 2017 • 178 pp.
SPEC Kits on the ARL Digital Publications platform are open access and freely available to all readers.
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ISBN 1-59407-981-1 • $40 ARL members/$50 all others
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