Diversity in Academic Librarianship: A New Zealand Perspective

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2015-07-02
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Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA)
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This paper explores diversity in the context of academic libraries in New Zealand in the 21st century, how the concept of diversity has been addressed in the literature, and discusses how diversity has been understood and implemented. It highlights prominent issues of diversity in libraries, such as: the number of immigrant librarians, issues of diversity in academic libraries such as their changing roles, collection development, library information literacy, and library spaces. The paper concludes by summarising the challenges being faced by the immigrant library profession such as: developing relevant collections to diverse users, the impact of diversity on librarians, library information literacy workshops for diverse users, providing library spaces for diverse users, and makes recommendations to overcome these challenges.

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Diversity; Information technology; Librarian; Collection development; Information literacy; New Zealand
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New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal, vol.55(2), pp.23 - 29
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