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RE-52-11-0114-11

University of Tennessee
Fiscal Year: 
2011
Award: 
$22,194.00
City: 
Knoxville
State: 
TN
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

The University of Tennessee will partner with the University of Arizona on a planning grant to build LaSCALA (Latino Scholars Cambio Leadership Academy), a program to educate a new generation of Hispanic/Latino scholars and educators in the field of library and information science. In 2010 the Hispanic population became the largest minority in the United States, surpassing 47 million people. While the number of Hispanic librarians in the workforce remains low (6.7 percent), Hispanic representation among library and information science (LIS) educators is abysmal (2.8 percentage). This one-year planning grant will support the planning process by bringing project personnel together to build a solid recruitment strategy, create a sustainable platform for recruitment and curriculum design, develop a strategy for ongoing assessment, and identify additional stakeholder groups.