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Critical Race Theory and the Recruitment, Retention and Promotion of a Librarian of Color: A Counterstory
Ina Dillard Russell Library
  • Shaundra Walker, Georgia College and State University
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Abstract

Despite the proliferation of residency programs, institutes, and scholar- ships designed to increase the numbers of African American and other academic librarians of color, academic librarianship, in contrast to the American population, continues to lacks racial diversity. According to the American Library Association’s most recent Diversity Counts report, credentialed academic librarians are 86.1% white. African Americans make up 12.6% of the American population, but only account for 5.4% of credentialed academic librarians.

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Walker, Shaundra. "Critical Race Theory and the Recruitment, Retention and Promotion of a Librarian of Color: A Counterstory." In Where Are All the Librarians of Color? : The Experiences of People of Color in Academia, edited by Rebecca Hankins and Miguel Juárez, 135-160. Sacramento: Library Juice Press, 2015.

Citation Information
Shaundra Walker. "Critical Race Theory and the Recruitment, Retention and Promotion of a Librarian of Color: A Counterstory" (2015)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/shaundra-walker/2/