• Why We Stay: The Motivation of Veteran Underrepresented Minority Academic Librarians

  • Presenters
    • Antonia P. Olivas, Ed.D., Education & Sociology Librarian, California State University San Marcos
    • Shannon D. Jones, Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
    • Binh P. Le, Associate Librarian/2015-16 Administrative Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University
    • Oscar Baeza, Librarian/Associate Professor, El Paso Community College
  • Description

    For years stories of why underrepresented minorities leave the profession have dominated library literature. Panelists will discuss the challenges they have faced in the profession but also discuss their motivations to stay and seek leadership opportunities in academic libraries. These veteran librarians will discuss strategies that have worked for them and what advice they would give to others that could help increase retention numbers of underrepresented minority academic librarians.

  • Format
  • Track
    • Personnel, Management, and Organization