Unintentional recruiting for diversity
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Library and information science literature presents several types of intentional recruitment strategies, such as scholarships and mentoring programs. In this presentation, we will introduce the topic of unintentional recruitment: unconscious strategies used by librarians and library science faculty which affect patrons’ likelihood to choose librarianship as a career choice. Unintentional recruitment strategies can be positive, inducing the patron to think of librarianship as a good career choice, or negative, inducing the patron to disregard librarianship as a career choice.
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