Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cultural Competence: A conceptual Framework for Library and Information Science Professionals

Martinez, Evelyn

Overall, P. (2009). Cultural Competence: A Conceptual Framework for Library and Information Science Professionals. The Library Quarterly, 79(2), 175-204. doi:10.1086/597080

Summary:  This article discusses the definition of cultural competence and how it relates to LIS professionals.  The author explains the importance of cultural competence in the field of LIS and how it plays a central role in meeting the needs of marginalized and underserved patrons in all types of libraries.

Evaluation/Opinion:  This an important article that should be read and examined by all LIS professionals if they wish to serve the needs of all patrons knowledgeably and equitably.

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