Saturday, August 26, 2006

Diversity Resources - Accommodation, Tolerance and Coexistence

This is a running post: Updated 16 July, 201:

  • DIMENSIONS OF FAITH AND CONGREGATIONAL MINISTRIES WITH PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES : A Bibliography and Address Listing of Resources For Clergy, Laypersons, Families, and Service Providers
  • BookCon-troversy: Uproar Over Lack of Diversity at BEA’s Consumer Day
  • Diversity in Librarianship | Consider the Source
  • Spiritual Diversity Collection at a local library, Sunday, March 31, 2013, infoZine--Kansas City, MO Cultural Crossroads, Inc. announces a major campaign to establish New Community Resource.
  • Is all diversity good/bad – a taxonomy of diversity in the IS discipline 2009 ASIS&T Annual Meeting
  • Thriving on Diversity - Information Opportunities in a Pluralistic World, November 6-11, 2009, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • "Canada is a tolerant and accepting society, accepting diversity, however there's a limit," said Frederick Lowy, who heads the Montreal-based foundation. "There's a point beyond which Canadians ... will not feel comfortable with regard to value clashes. So where is that point?" continue reading the National Post, Beyond the veil, Allison Hanes, November 18, 2006

    "(There is a need for) cross-cultural training and diversity management skills among management personnel (not HR departments alone)," Continue reading Indians in New Zealand face job bias: Survey, @ October 5 2006
    Charter, gender equity and freedom of religion
    Sep. 7, 2006. HAROON SIDDIQUI

    Women are still not counted as part of the 10 people who must be present before prayers can begin. Only men count. I have had the extraordinary experience of sitting in a chapel and watching the leader of prayers count the men in the room, his eyes sliding over me as he counted. For all intents and purposes, not only did I not count, I was invisible.

    Is Diversity Important?
    America is sizably made up of immigrants, and it is not surprising that diversity has become a watchword. Whether in a workplace, in social meetings, or in public behavior, we are constantly reminded and admonished that diversity is what makes an institution, a country and this world a great place to live and work in. Having worked for major US corporations, I can safely say that all levels of employees are being constantly coached, prodded and trained in diversity. More importantly, all employees are expected to practice diversity in their life, not just around the workplace. continue reading: Birds of Different Feathers Can Flock Together By Shyam Amladi

    If you are a librarian, or wish to understand the Multicultural, Multiracial, Multilingual, Multiethnic, Multifaith communities, just consider how important is our understanding of unity in diversity. And, how important is our education for accommodation, in such a diverse population today!

  • Managing Religious Diversity in the library, Joseph Romain and Mohamed Taher. Toronto, 2006

  • Chu, Clara M. "
  • Education for Multicultural Librarianship," In: Multiculturalism in Libraries, edited by Rosemary Ruhig Du Mont, Lois Buttlar, and William Caynon. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994; pp. 127-56.

  • --- Multicultural Library and Information Services Education.
  • Dr. Donna L. Gilton. Course: Multiculturalism in Libraries [exhaustive material for teaching, training, practice, etc. ]
  • Montgomery, J.G. "A most delicate matter: religious issues and conflict in the US library workplace", Library Management, Vol. 23 No.8/9, (2002), pp.422-34.
  • Multicultural Studies Pathfinder. Palomar College Escondido Center
  • National Diversity in Libraries Conference.
  • Diversity Plans for Academic Libraries, Library Juice Academy
  • Pai, Ed. Community Networking. Course offered at the Fullerton campus of the California State University School of Library and Information Science.
  • [PUBLIB] The Real Outrage. ... And get your blankety-blank religious wars out of my public library...
  • Riggs, Donald E. and Patricia A. Tarin Editors. Cultural Diversity in Libraries. Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1994
  • Taylor, Rhonda and Lotsee Patterson teach the Multicultural Librarianship course at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Science. Patterson also coordinates Summer in Santa Fe, an annual continuing education course for library professionals interested in library services to Native Americans in New Mexico
  • Bruce, Harry and Todd, Ross, “Cultural dimensions in reference services: Is there unity in diversity?” in Infobridges: Linking Australia and Asia. Proceedings of the Second National Reference and Information Service Section Conference, Darwin 9–11 July 1993. Edited by Murray Maynard. Darwin, N.T., Australian Library and Information Association. 1993. pp. 85-95.
  • Pnina Shachaf and Mary Snyder, "The relationship between cultural diversity and user needs in virtual reference services." The Journal of Academic Librarianship, May 2007, 33(3):pp. 361-367. [Full text - pdf]
    Multicultural Days: An International Perspective is the second multicultural conference to be held at Brock University. On November 13, 2002, the Canadian Government announced that Canadian Multiculturalism Day would be held every year on June 27 as part of the “Celebrating Canada!” schedule of events. Based on this announcement, the first conference took the name “Multicultural Days” and was rescheduled to coincide with the first Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27, 2003. The purpose of that conference was to explore the ways that Canadians
    conceptualize, experience, understand, discuss, and employ strategies to address
    multiculturalism and racism in Canada. The first conference also led to the development of an ebook,“Perspectives on Multiculturalism”, that is available on the conference website.

    Library Collection Development - Reading List:

  • ARCHER, J. DOUGLAS “Serving the Religious Information Needs of Our Communities Without Blowing the Budget,” Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 31, 2002.
  • Datta, Suman. Cultural diversity and libraries: Today & tomorrow, PNL Press 1989
  • Donna L. Gilton, "Multicultural Review -- Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity." Public Libraries. V. 30, no. 6 (November/December 1999): pp. 374-375.
  • Ellen D. Gilbert, Diversity and Collection Development, Library Philosophy and Practice Vol. 1, No. 2 (Spring 1999)
  • Gypsy Librarian's Article Note: On Outreach and Multicultural Centers
  • Marie Martin, Multiculturalism in Libraries: Working Toward Understanding, November 28, 2005,
  • Sandwell Libraries and Information Service Website: Multicultural Multifaith Resource Collection
  • 10 Steps toward a More Multicultural Youth Library

    Religious Accommodation in Workplace
  • Guidelines on Religious Freedom and Religious Expression in the Workplace.
  • Humphrey, Barbara G. Human resources guide to the duty to accommodate. Aurora, ON Canada Law Book Inc. 2002
  • “Individual Identity Issues,” in Religious Diversity in the Workplace, J. Harris,
  • Ontario Human Rights Commission. Human Rights At Work. Ontario Human Rights Commission.. Toronto. Ontario Human Rights Commission 2004
  • --- Religion and Human Rights
  • --- Protecting religious rights
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Virginia. Religious Holiday Observed in the Workplace.
  • The Tanenbaum Center and Society for Human Resource Management. Religious Diversity in the Workplace: Religion in the Workplace - 2001 survey of HR professionals
  • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [Religious Accommodation: Title VII requires an employer to reasonably accommodate the religious practices of an employee or prospective employee]
  • Veit, Lori. “Religious Diversity: Consider employees’ religions in a diverse workplace,”, Contracting Profits February 2002
  • Wilson, Peter, 1947- Taylor, Allison. The corporate counsel guide to employment law. 2nd ed. Aurora, ON Canada Law Book Inc. 2003
    See my review of the book: Building Websites for a Multinational Audience. By Linda Main

  • My previous posts in this area:
  • Globalization and the Politics of Belonging
  • Religious Education of the Young - Multifaith Resource Series no.1
  • Save the Time of the Godly: Information Mediators Role in Promoting Spiritual & Religious Accommodation

    ---Diversity is: Temporal Diversity, Spatial Diversity, Cultural Diversity, and much more. Read about this in educational perspective.

  • Who's Telling The News? Racial Representation Among News Gatherers in Canada's Daily Newsrooms, By John Miller. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations
  • What is newsroom diversity? Faith Commons

    Bhattacharya , Utpal and Groznik, Peter, "Melting Pot or Salad Bowl: Some Evidence from U.S. Investments Abroad" (May 2003). EFA 2003 Annual Conference Paper No. 650. Available at SSRN: or DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.290830


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