"I certainly never write a review about a book I don't think worth reviewing, a flat-out bad book, unless it's an enormously fashionable bad book." --
says, John Gardner in Conversations with John Gardner
Quoted from 'Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations'     Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p.150. Available @ Amazon.com

Saturday, September 16, 2006

'Versed': The Bulletin of the Office for Diversity

A creative title, and a great messenger to make the invisible visible.

I am just excited by this first door to spread the message of accommodation from the American Library Association. Wish you all the best. Hope there will be more such to spread the word and spirit relating to: Accommodation, Tolerance and Coexistence.

Bulletin of the Office for Diversity American Library Association

Versed, the official publication of the American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, is published 5 times per year online with paper printings available twice yearly at ALA midwinter meetings and annual conferences.

True to its meaning: practiced, skilled, or knowledgeable; Versed will bring together the most progressive practitioners and the best practices in current library-based diversity work.

See previous post:

  • Diversity Resources - Accommodation, Tolerance and Coexistence
  • Managing Religious Diversity in the library, Joseph Romain and Mohamed Taher. Toronto, 2006. Ontario Library Association, Super Conference 2006 Friday, February 3, 2006 @ 9:05 am-10:20 am
    Abstract: Discuss the accommodations of religious requirements in a secular, public institution. By having some idea of the practices and protocols of the various faith groups, librarians can be prepared to meet ’faithists’ with knowledge and confidence. The idea here is to help librarians feel confident in an area where most public service people are stumped.
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