Today was a busy day, I found my self in the reference department of Jackson trying to finish up some homework questions for both my catalog and reference classes. Then I met with fellow scholars so we could start working on the poster proposal for the diversity and outreach fair.
We opted to submit under the People of Color section and focus on diversity within the staff.
So far the working title is: The Benefits of Hiring a Ethnically and Culturally Diverse Library Staff.
Our thoughts behind this was that libraries user groups are growing and diversifying themselves and patrons have an innate need to see something of themselves reflected in the library staff in order to feel more comfortable.
We plan on doing some mini surveys and observations. I hope we get it.