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Multicultural Library and Information Services Education


Library and Information Science Education

  • Clara M. Chu. "Education for Multicultural Librarianship," In: Multiculturalism in Libraries, edited by Rosemary Ruhig Du Mont, Lois Buttlar, and William Caynon. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994; pp. 127-56.

  • Stephen Stern. "Ethnic Libraries and Librarianship in the United States: Models and Prospects," Advances in Librarianship 15 (1991): 77-102.

  • Rhonda Taylor and Lotsee Patterson teach the Multicultural Librarianship course at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Science. Patterson also coordinates Summer in Santa Fe, an annual continuing education course for library professionals interested in library services to Native Americans in New Mexico.

  • Ed Pai. Community Networking
    Course offered at the Fullerton campus of the California State University School of Library and Information Science.

  • Library educators in Mexico listserv: educbiblio-l@ccr.dsi.uanl.mx

  • For teaching resources, see also Multicultural Professional Issues.

Multicultural Education (General)

  • James A. Banks. Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, 6th ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1997.

  • Margaret D. Pusch, editor. Multicultural Education: A Cross-Cultural Training Approach. Intercultural Press, 1979.

  • Multicultural Pavilion
    A collection of resources for K-12 educators maintained by Paul Gorski, a student at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.

  • Diversity Web
    Designed by the Association of American Colleges and the University of Maryland at College Park "to connect, amplify and multiply campus diversity efforts through a central location on the Web."

  • Anti-Defamation League
    Founded in 1913, the organization fights anti-Semitism and aims "to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike." The web site includes an online catalog of resources for the classroom and community and information about the organization's diversity training institute, A World of Difference. Note: This site uses frames. If your browser does not support frames, click on the hyperlinks provided from this page.

  • Teaching Tolerance
    Established in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, this national education project is "dedicated to helping teachers foster equity, respect and understanding in the classroom and beyond." Provides free or low-cost curriculum resources for educators at all levels and awards grants of up to $2000 for K-12 teachers.


For information about this page contact Dr. Clara M. Chu, UCLA DLIS, at: cchu@ucla.edu.

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