Sunday, September 12, 2021

Diversity Statements in Canadian Academic Librarian Job Advertisements

The International Journal of Information, Diversity, and Inclusion has published an article by York University librarian Norda Bell entitled An Exploratory Study of Diversity Statements in Canadian Academic Librarian Job Advertisements:

"Diversity statements signal an organization’s culture, values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Yet, diversity statements are often perceived as somewhat superficial “boilerplate” or basic statements created to comply with employment equity requirements, especially in job advertisements. With the objectives of understanding the presence of diversity statements in job advertisements, differences between types of libraries, and the types of diversity statements and messages contained in these statements, this study analyzed the diversity statements of 50 online job advertisements for Canadian academic librarian and archivist positions (...) Other findings around land acknowledgements, gender identity, and sexual orientation and others are discussed. Recommendations for further studies are included."

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