(Re)envisioning Multicultural Librarianship and Pedagogy in the Post 9/11 Context

to Allison Rainey, MLIS Student at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, and Mark Winston, Associate Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science


This research project will focus on (re)envisioning diversity and multicultural librarianship and pedagogy in the post 9/11 context, by expanding on prior research which has analyzed demographic trends, measured levels of under-representation, and identified a model for the study of diversity in libraries. The research will address issues of race, as well as language, culture, and religion, considering all four types of libraries, providing the basis for recommendations related to LIS education. In addition, the research will provide an analysis of curricular offerings in LIS education, in relation to the needs of employers, and the basis for recommendations for enhancing course offerings and encouraging program flexibility, in preparation of future graduates. The project was submitted under this year’s Research Topic 2 – (Re)envisioning Multicultural Librarianship and Pedagogy.

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.

2007 - Winner(s)