There is a great piece that you can download and listen to about Diversity in American Libraries by Dr Ravindra Nath Sharma
Director of Library, West Virginia State University
Diversity in American Libraries: A View
The presentation will focus on the history of diversity in libraries in the United States. It will show why the progress has been slow despite the efforts of many library associations and others to recruit men and women from minorities to the profession. It will be supported with statistics and views from a few library administrators and librarians. Dr. Sharma will discuss methods and practical ideas for institutions to improve the much needed diversity in the profession for the benefit of all users, library staff, administrators, and others.
These Web Seminars are available free of charge at your convenience, enjoy past presentations of the SirsiDynix Institute