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This poster will present the assessment and intervention activities of individuals at a mid-sized academic library with respect to diversity personnel initiatives. Each year, library employees complete a survey designed to gauge satisfaction and areas for improvement. Qualitative data suggest that library staff are confused about definitions of diversity and/or lack requisite buy-in and interest in initiatives that address diversity concerns. The activities and outcomes of an intervention to address these issues will be discussed.
Mungin, M. and Shorish, Y. (2016). “Why Are We Still Talking about Diversity?” - Combating Misconceptions in an Academic Library. 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference, Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 2016.