RESOURCE: Why Diversity Matters: A Roundtable Discussion on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Librarianship

In the Library with the Lead Pipe recently published “Why Diversity Matters: A Roundtable Discussion on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Librarianship,” by Juleah Swanson (University of Colorado Boulder), Ione Damasco (University of Dayton), Isabel Gonzalez-Smith (University of Illinois, Chicago), Dracine Hodges (the Ohio State University), Todd Honma (Pitzer College), and Azusa Tanaka (University of Washington). The virtual roundtable partipants recently presented together at ACRL 2015, on research they conducted on race, identity, and diversity in academic librarianship:

Resuming the conversation that started at ACRL, we discuss why diversity really matters to academic libraries, librarians, and the profession, and where to go from here. We conclude this article with a series of questions for readers to consider, share, and discuss among colleagues to continue and advance the conversation on diversity in libraries.

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