Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo named 2016 Achievement in Library Diversity Research honoree
For Immediate Release
Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services
American Library Association
CHICAGO — Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo, associate and Foster-EBSCO Endowed professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama, has been named the 2016 Achievement in Library Diversity Research honoree. As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based diversity research, the Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the ALA Council Committee on Diversity, and the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services are pleased to recognize him for his contributions to the profession and his promotion of diversity within it. The Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services began designating this honor in 2004.
Naidoo has received multiple international honors and awards over the years. Most
Naidoo received his MLIS from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 2000 and his PhD in Communication and Information Studies, from the same institute, in 2006. His teaching includes courses on cultural literacy, outreach, and programming to children and young adults. He has developed specific diversity courses at the University of Alabama such as “Intercultural Perspectives in Children’s and Young Adult Literature” and “Outreach to Diverse Populations.” In his nomination letter he was described as, “
Dr. Naidoo will be recognized as the Achievement in
ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services offers thanks to the Diversity Research Grants Advisory committee for their work in selecting this year’s Honoree: Dr. Lori Mestre (Chair), Dr. Leslie Campbell Hime, Thura Reed Mack, Alanna Aiko Moore, Cynthia Mari Orozco, and Cristina Dominguez Ramirez.