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Diversity presentation

  1. 1. Presented By: Kathleen Pickens-French Public Services Librarian, Miami University Hamilton
  2. 2. Assessing the Diversity Climate on your CampusSurvey Summarize
  3. 3. Going Outside the Library•Related University Faculty & Staff Committees•Relevant Offices•Marketing Personnel•Student Organizations•Resident Advisors•Community Resources
  4. 4. Familiarity with your Collection
  5. 5. • 67% of foster care youth who enter college drop out before graduation• Less than 2% of foster care alumni complete a bachelor’s degree, compared with 20% of the general population
  6. 6. Rentschler Library, MUH StatisticsBlog70, 498 hits in 20109,439 just in April 2011Website11,675 Unique Visitors in past year33,860 visits last year (avg. 92.51/day)Facebook413 “Likes”NewsletterPublished 2 x’s /semester
  7. 7. Catching Current Events … While they are CurrentCurrent Event Diversity Issue1/2010: Haiti Earthquake Latin America & The Caribbean4/2010: Arizona Immigration Law Human Rights, Immigrants, Discrimination9/2010: Tyler Clementi’s suicide GLBTQI2/2011: Alan Gribben replaces “n-word” Language & Racewith “slave” in revised version ofHuckleberry Finn
  8. 8. Know Your Purpose•What do you hope to achieve?•How would you describe it?•Who is your primary audience?DiscussionINTERDISCLIPLINARY issuescultural HISTORIC semantics SlaveryPop culture Rap Music Censorshipopinions Slippery Slope freedom MarkTwain “n-word” other ethnic/racial slurs Otherwriters who use the vernacular AmericanClassic Racism
  9. 9. Traditional Strategies
  10. 10. “Nontraditional “Strategies
  11. 11. Katheen, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate on the panel yesterday. It was truly enlightening andwonderful experience. I firmly believe there needs to be more opportunities to engage in dialogue and discussion such asyesterday. Wow I am impressed with the local coverage we received. KarenHi KathleenThank you so much for inviting me. Last night, Tom and I were talking and he was like "wow, Kathleen did such a great jobputting that together!" I could not believe that turn out. I think that the discussion could have continued to go on and on.Cheers to a great event!KatieKathleenThanks so much for inviting me to participate. I thought it went very well, and kudos to you for coming up with the idea. Itwas really a great thing to bring to fruition.I love it when the community takes an interest in what we do at the university.Thanks again.Best, Oleta
  12. 12. ove it when the community takes an interest in what we do at the university.anks again.st, Oleta Hi Kathleen, It was a very interesting discussion. I learned a lot. I kept thinking of the uproar that an NAACP discussion about Agatha Christie’s play “Ten Little Indians,” Originally titled “Ten Little N’s” caused a few years ago. There was a fierce backlash against the head of the local NAACP. Thank you for putting this together, Cheers, John

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