From: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Cho, Allan
Sent: November 15, 2021 6:29 PM
To: ViMLoC <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [ViMLoC] Survey for the Retention of Racialized Academic Librarians in the U.S. and Canada



Dear colleagues:


Our research team invites academic librarians that identify as racialized or members of the BIPOC community to participate in our survey related to retention. The purpose of this study is to identify organizational barriers that may impact the retention of racialized academic librarians in predominantly white institutions such as colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.

The study focuses on structures in the library organization that may impact the experiences of racialized or BIPOC librarians.

The study will focus on the experiences of racialized or BIPOC librarians working in academic libraries as well as former librarians that identify as racialized or BIPOC who have left the profession due to challenges with organizational practices listed above.


If you would like more information about the study, please feel free to contact us. This study has received a Research Ethics Board approval at the University of Toronto (RIS-41402) and the University of British Columbia (H21-02220). Your participation would be greatly appreciated in understanding organizational barriers in retaining racialized or BIPOC librarians.


Allan Cho, Community Engagement Librarian, University of British Columbia
Elaina Norlin, Professional Development/DEI Coordinator, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
Silvia Vong, Head of Public Services, University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto



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