DHG were delighted to contribute to the Rare Books and Special Collections Group (RBSCG) 2016 conference: A Rich Tapestry: Diverse Collections & Audiences.
The three day event by Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) was held at University of Liverpool.
Our contribution drew on one of the working documents from our work with the the British Museum to show how becoming a participatory organisation is not only the route to diverse audiences but also the answer to attracting and retaining a diverse staff base. We also used many of the interviews and learning from the Our Museum resources website to think about how this can become everyone’s job.
Yvonne Morris shared the results from CILIP’s UK Information Workforce Mapping Survey and revealed early thinking for their diversity strategy for CILIP and the sector more widely.
We want to keep in touch with CILIP to share expertise around diversity; to support them in the development and roll out of this strategy and as a fellow (but much bigger) membership organisation to learn from their solutions and challenges along the way.