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Diversity Mini-Summit Keynote Presentations Available

October 12, 2009

Keynote presentations are now available from the “Library Issues Mini Summit”  hosted by the faculty of the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science on September 24, 2009.  The focus of this year’s mini-summit, co-hosted by the School’s Diversity Council, was “Diversity in Libraries.”  Over fifty librarians and information professionals from across the region came together to consider how to recruit a more diverse workforce to the library and information professions, how the School can recruit more students from under-represented groups, and how to infuse a consideration of diversity issues across the MLIS curriculum. 

The morning keynote presentation by Ms. Sandra Phoenix, Director of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Library Alliance in Atlanta, is available here: .  Ms. Phoenix discussed how to recruit a more diverse student body. 

The luncheon keynote presentation by Ms. Nonie Price, Alumni Relations and Continuing Education Coordinator for the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science, is available here: .  Ms. Price discussed the opportunities and challenges of involving library professionals in her School’s diversity recruitment and retention efforts.