Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
This study examined the diversity initiatives at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-SILS), as they pertain to the recruitment and retention of students and faculty from historically underrepresented groups. The case study method was used to gauge the extent to which "diversity" as a core value of the Information and Library Science profession has been embraced and implemented within the context of an Information and Library Science (ILS) school. As such, this study addresses the following questions: 1.What is the history of the UNC-SILS diversity initiative? 2. How have the objectives of the diversity initiative at UNC-SILS been identified? 3. What major steps have been taken to promote diversity at UNC-SILS? 4. What steps are being taken to assess the success of the short and long term effects of the diversity initiative? What measures will be used?