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Information services to diverse populations : developing culturally competent library professionals

Author: Nicole A Cooke
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California ; Denver, Colorado : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017] ©2017
Series: Library and information science text series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This textbook introduces students 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  Read more...
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Cooke, Nicole A.
Information services to diverse populations.
Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
(DLC) 2016045514
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole A Cooke
ISBN: 9781440834608 1440834601
OCLC Number: 900031396
Description: xiii, 166 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction to diversity, inclusion and information services --
Developing cultural competence --
A sampling of diverse populations --
Services to diverse populations --
Managing diversity --
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.
Series Title: Library and information science text series.
Responsibility: Nicole A. Cooke.

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Filling a gap in the existing library and information science literature, this book consolidates recent research and best practices to address the need for diversity and social justice in the  Read more...

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