Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1993

Journal or Book Title

College & Research Libraries

Volume

54

Issue

4

First Page

335

Last Page

343

Abstract

The library profession has been committed to affirmative action, yet it has been historically difficult to convert that philosophical commitment into activity. Academic libraries have paid uneven attention to affirmative action programs over time. This paper examines the historical role affirmative action programs have played in academic libraries, and the shift in focus in recent years from affirmative action to more broadly based diversity programs. It then describes the contribution a library staff may make to these programs by examining the evolution and function of Iowa State University Library's Committee on Diversity.

Comments

This article is from College & Research Libraries 54, no. 4 (July 1993): 335–343.

Copyright Owner

American Library Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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