Friday, February 10, 2017

Information Services to Diverse Populations

Cooke, Nicole A. Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals. Libraries Unlimited, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-4408-3460-8

This book  introduces the reader to the contexts and situations that promote the development of empathy and build cultural competence, examines the research in the areas of diversity and social justice in librarianship, explains how social responsibility is a foundational value of librarianship, and identifies potential employment and networking opportunities related to diversity and social justice in librarianship. It also addresses the political, social, economic, and technological divides among library patrons, covers transformative library services, and discusses outreach and services to diverse populations as well as how to evaluate such services, among many other topics.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to diversity, inclusion and information services
  2. Developing cultural competence
  3. A sampling of diverse populations
  4. Services to diverse populations
  5. Managing diversity
  6. Counter-storytelling in LIS : a call to action
Appendix 1. Sample syllabus : Information Services to Diverse Populations (Fall 2015)
Appendix 2. Sample assignments and exercises
Appendix 3. Professional organizations, conferences, and initiatives related to diversity.