Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

by Maurice Wheeler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810850451

ISBN-13: 9780810850453

Pub. Date: 02/01/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

50 years ago, the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision catalyzed the integration of schools. However, Wheeler provides compelling evidence that few, if any Library and Information Science programs were ever integrated. With an impressive cast of contributors that includes experienced faculty as well as students, this resource tackles the issue of

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50 years ago, the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision catalyzed the integration of schools. However, Wheeler provides compelling evidence that few, if any Library and Information Science programs were ever integrated. With an impressive cast of contributors that includes experienced faculty as well as students, this resource tackles the issue of diversity from three distinct perspectives: external and environmental forces, student recruitment, and faculty/curriculum issues. The contributors discuss all of the spokes on the wheel of LIS Education, from racial issues in the financial aid process, to the impact of technology in LIS students of color, from the recruitment of minority students to faculty development. Beyond showing where LIS programs have fallen short, the contributors to this volume serve to reinvigorate the discourse regarding the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810850453
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Part I:Environmental and External Forces Chapter 3 1 and Its Effect on Libraries and Library and Information Science Education: Mapping and Storytelling a Historical Journey Fifty Years in the Making Chapter 4 2 Evolving Issues: Racism, Affirmative Action, and Diversity Chapter 5 3 In Union There Is Strength: Library and Information Science Educators and Librarians' Associations of Color Chapter 6 4 The ALA Spectrum Initiative: A Student's View Chapter 7 5 Affirmative Action: The Role of the LIS Dean Chapter 8 6 Race-Based Financial Aid: An Overview Part 9 Part II: Student Recruitment Chapter 10 7 Minority Student Recruitment in LIS Education: New Profiles for Success Chapter 11 8 A Web Model of Recruitment for LIS Doctoral Education: Weaving in Diversity Chapter 12 9 Creating Opportunities and Opening Doors: Recruiting and Mentoring Students of Color Part 13 Part III: Faculty and Curriculum Issues Chapter 14 10 The Effect of Technology on Library Education and Students at Risk Chapter 15 11 Curriculum Reform and Diversity Chapter 16 12 Communication and Difficult Topics in LIS Education: Teaching and Learning about Diversity in the Classroom Chapter 17 13 Faculty Development and Cultural Diversity in Teaching: LIS Education's Last Frontier Part 18 Index Part 19 About the Contributors

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