Jumping hurdles: 'Hurdle wording' and hiring for diversity and inclusion

Bec Muir, Asim Qayyum, Kim Thompson

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Is your library or information service attracting an inclusive and diverse applicant pool? Australia is increasingly diverse (ABS 2017, www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/
abs@.nsf/mf/2024.0) yet as the ALIA Workforce Diversity Trend Report 2019 indicates, the library and information sector is a largely homogenous profession, characterised by a white, middle class staffing base. In terms of staffing, we may often create a workplace ‘bubble’: not generally reflecting the diversities of the communities we serve. But what can we do if we are not getting a diverse applicant pool to choose from when hiring?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-11
Number of pages11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


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