By Any Measure: The Racial Demographics of Librarians
Library, Racism, Recruitment, DEIA, Demographics
The things that get measured by an organization are a tell for what matters to the organization. Librarianship has been grappling with an underrepresentation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) librarians for decades, and while libraries have developed a plethora of recruitment initiatives, the numbers appear to have not changed meaningfully, remaining static over the decades. A contributing factor may be that demographic information about the profession is not routinely measured and reported.
Issue brief published with Ithaka S+R
Hulbert, Ioana G., and Curtis Kendrick. "By Any Measure: The Racial Demographics of Librarians." Ithaka S+R. Ithaka S+R. 18 April 2023. Web. 21 April 2023. https://doi.org/10.18665/sr.318716
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