Recruiting and retaining minorities for LIS schools: perspectives from the minorities

to Kyung-Sun Kim, professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Selected for its research properties under Research Topic 3 - Recruitment and Retention of Library and Information Studies (LIS) Students and Faculty, Kim's project will assess what LIS schools and other library/information professional associations have been doing for the recruitment and retention of minority students, from the minorities' point of view. The project's objectives are to identify successful and unsuccessful strategies that LIS schools and other related associations have used for recruiting and retaining minority students. The project will provide suggestions to improve the recruitment and retention of minority students; which will ultimately contribute to the ethnic/cultural diversity in librarianship. Kim will also use a Web survey method to collect data.

Resulting publications & presentations:

Awards Won

Title Year
Diversity Research Grant

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services sponsors this grant program which began in 2002 to address critical gaps in the knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within library and information science.

2004 - Winner(s)