The Diversity Symposium offered an overview of how affirmative action and multi-cultural studies affect diversity in the professional world. The Symposium began with Ulysses N. Jaen, Ave Maria School of Law Library’s Head of Public Services, discussing how the need for diversity continues to be an element that the legal profession and library schools struggle with – with low numbers of diverse individuals within the profession. We have resources such as mentoring, scholarships, affirmative action, and ethnic studies, which help raise awareness but are not the definitive solution. Many people have differing viewpoints and ideas on what diversity is, with even the legal system focusing on the issue.
Michele Lucero. "Review of 2013 AALL Diversity Symposium, Affirmative Action, Banned Books, and Mexican American Studies: The Current State of Diversity and Education in America" SANDALL News (2013): 12-13.