University at Buffalo (Department of Information Science)
Log Number: RE-250087-OLS-21
The University at Buffalo and East Carolina University will investigate the retention of librarians who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). The research team will use a statistical technique called survival analysis to determine when and why BIPOC librarians are likely to leave the profession. Interviews will follow the analysis to contextualize the results and discussions with key stakeholders to identify potential directions for improving retention of BIPOC librarians in the profession. The research findings will equip supervisors and professional organizations with knowledge that will help make their retention efforts more specific and their interventions more timely and effective.