This Tuesday, November 20 Webjunction is presenting a webinar aimed to discuss ways of tackling the issue of recruiting staff that reflects our diverse communities. Why the importance? Read my guest post on Webjunction’s blog.
There are a few points to consider:
- Ever increasing ethnically diverse communities.
- Baby boomers retiring within 10 years.
- Low percentage of librarians from Latino, Asian, African-American, Asian and Pacific Islander, American Indian heritage.
This is the time to take action. Before the baby boomers retire, we must recruit and train new librarians from ethnically diverse backgrounds.
Don’t miss Recruiting for Diversity this Tuesday, 11/20/07 at 1:00 pm (EST New York Time)