I’m excited to present a poster at the 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC). This conference, sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Library and the Association of Research Libraries, will highlight the value and importance of diversity and inclusion for staff, users, communities, and institutions in the library, archive, and museum fields. I will be presenting the findings from a research project I completed for Diverse Populations, Inclusion, and Information, offered through the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. My attendance at NDLC is generously supported by a scholarship from the Association of Research Libraries.
Lieutenant, E. (2016). Promoting diversity through online education: Analysis of LIS program enrollment rates. Poster presentation at the 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference. Los Angeles, CA, August 10-13, 2016.
Changes in higher education, technology, and the library and information science (LIS) field influence the recruitment and retention of students of color. This poster presents a longitudinal data analysis of trends in LIS program enrollment rates. Preliminary analysis indicate that students of color are more likely to enroll in LIS programs with an 100% online degree option. Additional programmatic factors are identified as potential contributors to the successful recruitment and retention of students of color.