Cultural Humility in Libraries: A Call to Action and Strategies for Success explores some of the challenges that libraries and librarians face due to diversity and inclusion issues among library staff, as well as the patrons that they serve. Including more than 30 contributors, it offers best practice strategies, tempered by experiences and wisdom, and is uniquely equipped to provide the catalyst for a call to action for libraries to be proactive and intentional promoters and receivers of diversity and inclusion.
Shannon Jones (she/her/hers) is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Prior to her arrival at MUSC, Shannon worked as the Associate Director for Research and Education for Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Shannon focuses her research on staff recruitment and retention, diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries, and leadership in academic health sciences libraries. Shannon is co-editor of Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: A Call to Action and Strategies for Success. She holds an MLS from North Carolina Central University and an M.Ed. in Adult Learning from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently pursuing an Ed.D in Educational Leadership at Charleston Southern University.
Beverly Murphy (she/her/hers) has been a librarian for 40 years and holds a BS in Biology and an MLS from North Carolina Central University. She is the Assistant Director, Communications and Web Content Management at the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives. She is also the Hospital Nursing Liaison for the Duke Health System and Liaison for the Watts College of Nursing. A Distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, Beverly has served in several capacities for the Medical Library Association including service as the first African-American President. She is co-editor of Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: A Call to Action and Strategies for Success. Her research interests include core competencies; diversity, equity, and inclusion; health literacy; library administration; and EHR and OpenInfobutton Technology.
6/1/23, ChoiceReviews: This title was included in a roundup of forthcoming titles in Library & Information Sciences.Link: https://www.choice360.org/choice-pick/forthcoming-titles-in-library-information-sciences-2023/