We have work to do: Minority Representation in US ARL University Libraries as of 2012-2013

ARL just came out with this poster Minority Representation in US ARL University Libraries as of 2012-2013: Taking a Closer Look at the Evidence. 24morrisposter

The two findings that stand out for me are 1) that women still make less then their counterparts who are men and, 2) despite minority staff increasing since 2002, minorities are still vastly underrepresented in research libraries compared to the breakdown of the US population by race and ethnicity. (If the embedded map below doesn’t work, see the US 2010 Census data page).

Upshot: We still have a lot of work to do.