It is acknowledged that the majority concerned with equalopportunities are looking for strategies to placate minorities ratherthan concede the right to share. Strategies to increase and retainemployees within public librarianship are described and the ways inwhich services and the profession itself are promoted at present areexamined as an important element to improve representation. Links whichare beneficial to the profession, service and community are reforgedusing targeting and marketing techniques to form an action plan foreffective service delivery, including the production of information incommunity languages and involving local talent through the provision ofa platform for shared public interests. A plan to address theunderrepresentation of black employees at all levels within theorganisation is devised, using legislation where appropriate tosubsidise targeted posts. The plan aims to create a sense of ownershipwhich should exist throughout the service to all employees and should beadapted to include strategies for addressing gender, disability andclass barriers to opportunity.
Library Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1991