Syracuse University (Syracuse University, School of Information Studies)
Log Number: RE-252365-OLS-22
Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, in collaboration with New York Library Association, will investigate barriers to entrance, retention, and advancement in the library workforce. Using a collaborative design-based research approach, the project team will train a group of practitioner-researchers to investigate systemic barriers across state and local systems that affect the education, hiring, and advancement of library and information science professionals in New York. They will use research findings to design and prototype initiatives and activities that reduce equity gaps and address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment, development, and retention of faculty, library, and archives leaders from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.