Thursday, February 23, 2017
Where are all the Librarians of Color? The Experience of People of Color in Academia
Hankins, Rebecca and Miguel Juárez (eds.) Where are all the Librarians of Color? The Experience of People of Color in Academia. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781936117833
From the publisher:
This edited volume addresses the shared experiences of academic librarians of color, i.e. Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Native Americans and Asian Americans. These experiences are very similar and offer a narrative that explains the lack of librarians of color in academia, especially those librarians that have experienced the daunting academic tenure process.
This monograph offers a comprehensive look at the experiences of people of color after the recruitment is over, the diversity box is checked, and the statistics are reported. What are the retention, job satisfaction, and tenure experiences of librarians of color? The authors look at the history of librarians of color in academia, review of the literature, obstacles, roles, leadership, and the tenure process for those that endure. What are the recruitment and retention methods employed to create a diverse workforce, successes and failures? Finally what are some mentoring strategies that work to make the library environment less exploitative and toxic for librarians of color?
Download the Title page, Table of Contents, Preface, and Introduction (PDF)