An overview of SJSU’s Librarians for Tomorrow Program
Recruiting and retaining library school students from underrepresented groups has been a challenge for the profession for decades. ALA’s Spectrum Scholar Program, the Knowledge River Program and recent initiatives sponsored by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program have successfully brought new students from underrepresented groups to enhance the depth, breadth and diversity of librarianship in response to changing demographics. This program highlights recent diversity and professional recruitment studies with an overview of SJSU’s Librarians for Tomorrow Program. Students in the Librarians for Tomorrow program will be present to share their experiences at SJSU.