Diversity Counts, a comprehensive study of gender, race, and age in the library profession, uses 1990 and 2000 Census data (the most current available), and finds that the nearly 110,000 credentialed librarians were predominantly ages 45–54, female, and white. The number of racial and ethnic minorities receiving accredited MLIS degrees grew to around 13% in 2000 from 9% in 1990....Read more
Office for Research and Statistics and the Office for Diversity
To review the study in its entirety, please visit www.ala.org/diversitycounts.
Source: American Libraries Direct 10-18-06