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Is it really that simple? Review of editorial “for diversity in library leadership, administrators should look to access services”

Is it really that simple? Review of editorial “for diversity in library leadership,... JOURNAL OF ACCESS SERVICES 2019, VOL. 16, NOS. 2–3, 53–55 REVIEW Is it really that simple? Review of editorial “for diversity in library leadership, administrators should look to access services” After reading the editorial by David McCaslin, “For diversity in library leadership, administrations should look at access services,” in the Journal of Access Services, Volume 16, Issue 1, January–March 2019, I contacted Mr. McCaslin. Our correspond- ence was constructive and Mr. McCaslin was very respectful of my view. I have noth- ing but respect for Mr. McCaslin after our emails. However, I am disheartened by a widening chasm between what I perceive to be two very different ways of viewing inclusion and diversity in academia. I was left with the impression in Mr. MCaslin’s editorial that inclusion and diversity for some is more an act of political will (in other words, an act meant to correct for historical injustices) yet rarely is this ideology fol- lowed to its logical conclusion. Also I suspect if it were, many would come to the same conclusion that baffles me as to why it is ever entertained. My point is that diversity and inclusion can and should be approached differently than how I http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Access Services Taylor & Francis

Is it really that simple? Review of editorial “for diversity in library leadership, administrators should look to access services”

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 16 (2-3): 3 – Jul 3, 2019

Is it really that simple? Review of editorial “for diversity in library leadership, administrators should look to access services”

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 16 (2-3): 3 – Jul 3, 2019

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JOURNAL OF ACCESS SERVICES 2019, VOL. 16, NOS. 2–3, 53–55 REVIEW Is it really that simple? Review of editorial “for diversity in library leadership, administrators should look to access services” After reading the editorial by David McCaslin, “For diversity in library leadership, administrations should look at access services,” in the Journal of Access Services, Volume 16, Issue 1, January–March 2019, I contacted Mr. McCaslin. Our correspond- ence was constructive and Mr. McCaslin was very respectful of my view. I have noth- ing but respect for Mr. McCaslin after our emails. However, I am disheartened by a widening chasm between what I perceive to be two very different ways of viewing inclusion and diversity in academia. I was left with the impression in Mr. MCaslin’s editorial that inclusion and diversity for some is more an act of political will (in other words, an act meant to correct for historical injustices) yet rarely is this ideology fol- lowed to its logical conclusion. Also I suspect if it were, many would come to the same conclusion that baffles me as to why it is ever entertained. My point is that diversity and inclusion can and should be approached differently than how I

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© 2019 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
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1536-7975
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1536-7967
DOI
10.1080/15367967.2019.1638265
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JOURNAL OF ACCESS SERVICES 2019, VOL. 16, NOS. 2–3, 53–55 REVIEW Is it really that simple? Review of editorial “for diversity in library leadership, administrators should look to access services” After reading the editorial by David McCaslin, “For diversity in library leadership, administrations should look at access services,” in the Journal of Access Services, Volume 16, Issue 1, January–March 2019, I contacted Mr. McCaslin. Our correspond- ence was constructive and Mr. McCaslin was very respectful of my view. I have noth- ing but respect for Mr. McCaslin after our emails. However, I am disheartened by a widening chasm between what I perceive to be two very different ways of viewing inclusion and diversity in academia. I was left with the impression in Mr. MCaslin’s editorial that inclusion and diversity for some is more an act of political will (in other words, an act meant to correct for historical injustices) yet rarely is this ideology fol- lowed to its logical conclusion. Also I suspect if it were, many would come to the same conclusion that baffles me as to why it is ever entertained. My point is that diversity and inclusion can and should be approached differently than how I

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Published: Jul 3, 2019

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