Library publishing and diversity values: Changing scholarly publishing through policy and scholarly communication education

Author: Charlotte Roh

Abstract: In 2014, students at over 75 higher education institutions demanded “an end to systemic and structural racism on campus.” The most common demand among student protesters was an increase in faculty diversity; faculty of color, according to a U.S. Department of Education 2015 report, make up only 16% of full professors.

This lack of diversity persists in librarianship and publishing, as well. ALA’s 2014 demographics update reports the association’s membership is 87.1% white, and the annual 2015 Publishers Weekly survey reports that publishers are 89% white/Caucasian.

Citation: Roh, Charlotte. “Library publishing and diversity values: Changing scholarly publishing through policy and scholarly communication education.” College & Research Libraries News [Online], 77.2 (2016): 82-85. Web. 2 May. 2017

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