The Relationship Between Social Identity(ies) and Role Performance Among Academic Librarians

to Karen E. Downing, Foundation and Grants Librarian at the University of Michigan's Hatcher Graduate Library


This study intends to fill the gap in the literature that theorizes on the importance of diversity by providing empirical data and analysis of how social identity(ies) relating to race and gender (and other emergent identities) influence the role performance of academic librarians. The project was submitted under this year's Research Topic 1 - Diversity Within Diversity - Intersections of Identity.

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)