The Role of Multiculturalism and Diversity in Library and Information Science: LIS Education and the Job Market

TitleThe Role of Multiculturalism and Diversity in Library and Information Science: LIS Education and the Job Market
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAl-Qallaf, CL, Mika, JJ
JournalLibri: International Journal of Libraries & Information Services
Volume63
Pagination1-20
Date Published2013
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number00242667
KeywordsCanada , Diversity , Electronic , information , LIBRARY , MULTICULTURALISM , United
AbstractLibrary and Information Science (LIS) education has responded positively to calls for professionals to be educated to serve the increasingly diverse and multicultural population in the USA and Canada. Analyzing LIS school websites' missions, goals, and objectives as well as program curricula, this study reports on the expressions of multiculturalism and diversity in the programs and in courses. The study also explores the positions, types of institution, and geographic locations that advertise for diversity in information professionals, plus the qualifications, skills, and languages sought by employers. 
NotesAl-Qallaf, Charlene L. Mika, Joseph J. 1; Affiliation: 1: Professor Emeritus, School of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; Source Info: Mar2013, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p1; Subject Term: LIBRARY science; Subject Term: INFORMATION science; Subject Term: MULTICULTURALISM; Subject Term: DIVERSITY in education; Subject Term: ELECTRONIC data processing; Subject Term: UNITED States; Subject Term: CANADA; NAICS/Industry Codes: 518210 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services; Number of Pages: 20p; Illustrations: 8 Charts; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1515/libri-2013-0001

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