Committee on Diversity

Current Roster

Charge

The LAUC-B Committee on Diversity provides leadership and guidance on issues relating to diversity and inclusion at the Library. The Committee focuses on cultural competence and library climate – for both our patrons and our staff – as well as on recruitment and retention of a diverse professional workforce. These are accomplished by:

  • Organizing, administering, and evaluating the staff mentoring program;
  • Facilitating cultural competence and an enhanced library climate;
  • Producing and maintaining a list of campus diversity entities, and encouraging and keeping track of librarian outreach to these groups;
  • Investigating outreach to campus advisors from select departments;
  • Reviewing information relating to the recruitment and hiring of librarians at UC Berkeley;
  • Periodically examining the Library’s policies, procedures, and practices for inclusivity in language and intent;
  • Continually revising/updating its web page

LAUC-B American Diversity Statistics [% rounded]
sources

  Asian African Hispanic Native White ?/Other Total F M
US 2010 Census 5 13 16 1 64 1 100 51  
California 2010 Census 14 6 38 2 39 1 100 50  
                   
ALA (2007) 3 5 2 0 89 1 100 80 19
ACRL (2009)         87        
ARL (2009)         86        
Medical LA (2009)         89        
Music LA (2009)         95        
SAA (2006)         88        
                   
UC Librarians (2010) 13 4 7 1 75 7 100 69 31
UC Berkeley Librarians (2010) 17 3 6 1 70 3 100 61 39
UC Berkeley Staff (2011) 21 11 13 1 50 4 100 58 42
UC Berkeley Faculty (2009) 15 2 5 0 77 1 100 30 70
UC Berkeley Undergraduates (2011) 43 4 13 1 33 6 100 47  

Programs & Resources

  • Staff Mentorship Program: Coming Soon!

Reports

*Diversity Statistics sources

US Census:  United States Census Bureau. The 2011 Statistical Abstract, “Population: Estimates and Projections by Age, Sex, Race/Ethnicity,” California Quickfacts.

ALA: American Library Association, Office of Research and Statistics, “Diversity Counts” (rev. January 2007).

ACRL: Mike Norbut, Sheri Jacobs, and Beth McNamee for ACRL, 2009 Membership Survey Findings: Final Report (June 2009). [ACRL member login required.]

ARL: Martha Kyrillidou and Les Bland, ARL Annual Salary Survey 2009–2010.

MLA: Hay Group and Medical Library Association, 2008 Salary Survey.

MLA: Mark A. Puente and Susannah Cleveland. "Variation on a Traditional Theme: The Question of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in MLA." Notes 68, 1 (2011): 48-59.

SAA: Victoria Irons Walch, Elizabeth Yakel, Jeannette Allis Bastian, Nancy Zimmelman, Brenda Banks, Susan E. Davis and Anne P. Diffendal, “Special Section on A*CENSUS (Archival Census & Education Needs Survey in the United States),” The American Archivist 69, 2 (2006): 291-527.
See also AALL: Raquel J. Gabriel, “Diversity Dialogues…Diversity in the Profession,” Law Library Journal 102, 1 (2010): 147-153

UC/UCB Librarians:  "Academic Librarians (CTO 621) by Ethnicity and Gender (April 2010 Payroll File)," UC Berkeley total of 108 librarians (95 full-time in April 2012); UC total of 470)
UCB Staff/Faculty/Enrollment: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel/data-and-analysis/incumbent-faculty-reports.htmlhttp://hrweb.berkeley.edu/diversity/demographics/workforce-profile
http://opa.berkeley.edu/statistics/UndergraduateProfile.pdf
See also: “Statistical Summary of Students and Staff” and “Diversity Accountability Report 2010”