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Workforce Development

The 港澳台图库 promotes equal access to information for all persons and recognizes the ongoing need to increase awareness of and responsiveness to the diversity of our communities. In order to accomplish this, however, libraries must utilize multivariate resources and strategies. In the library workforce, concrete programs of recruitment, training, development, advancement and promotion are needed in order to increase and retain diverse library personnel who are reflective of the society we serve. 港澳台图库has created a number of initiatives to build a representative workforce and has developed resources to assist libraries in attracting and retaining personnel from underrepresented groups.

ALA's Recruitment Initiatives


  • The Century Scholarship聽provides funding for聽students with disabilities to complete the course of study for a Master's or Doctorate in Library Science.

  • The Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of underrepresentation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future.
  • 港澳台图库Scholarships for Underrepresented Groups
    More information on the variety of scholarships offered by 港澳台图库units to assist library school students from traditionally underrepresented groups.

  • A number of 港澳台图库Affiliates provide scholarships geared toward promoting careers in library and information science to underrepresented groups. These groups additionally provide leadership and professional development to librarians and promote library services for specific groups.聽

Workforce Development and Retention Resources

  • Recruitment for Diversity
    Resources from ALA's Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services to assist libraries in recruiting a diverse staff.