Kaetrena Kendrick's "Kaleidoscopic Concern" is published

The Kaleidoscopic Concern highlights the development of the myriad of issues surrounding racial and ethnic diversity in librarianship, and gives insight into concerns, goals, and strategies surrounding the recruitment, retention and advancement of librarians of color. This work contains over 80 years of the profession’s earliest training initiatives and more current best practices; and the evolution of the specific idea of affirmative action to the more nebulous concept of diversity can be traced as well. Additionally, the Kaleidoscopic Concern also covers new ideas and areas of study (gender issues, White privilege) with regard to racial minority and ethnic librarians. Books (and book chapters), dissertations, theses, articles, poster sessions, presentations, and multimedia objects are included, and various reports from professional library associations and divisions and ARL SPEC Kits have also been gathered and annotated in this work. A useful tool for researchers interested in any aspect of minority librarianship or racial and ethnic diversity in librarianship.

Online access: http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/digital/kaleidoscopic.pdf

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About La Loria Konata

La Loria Konata is an Assistant Professor and the Policy Studies Librarian. She holds a Juris Master from Emory Law, a Master in Public Administration from Georgia State and Master in Library Science from Clark Atlanta.
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