UCSB Libraries to Host Conference on Diversity

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 17:00
Santa Barbara, CA

The UCSB Libraries will host a one-day conference to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the campus's Library Fellowship Program on Friday, July 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Davidson Library and the Multicultural Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

The program is designed to increase the ethnic and cultural diversity of professional librarians and to encourage them to explore career opportunities in academic research libraries.

The two-year fellowship program provides new graduates with an opportunity to work and learn in a university library.

Guest speakers at the conference will include a panel of former library fellows, and keynote speakers Joseph Boisse, former University Librarian at UCSB who initiated the program in 1985, and Shirley Lim, professor of English at UCSB and the chair of the Academic Senate's Committee on Diversity and Equity.

The conference sponsors include the Friends of the UCSB Libraries, the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, the Office of Academic Preparation and Equal Opportunity, and the Librarians Association of the University of California, Santa Barbara branch.