5 thoughts on “Living Room

  1. Dear Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz-

    I am artistic director at Theatre Rhinoceros in San Francisco. I’ve read about your play Saturnistas and would love to read a copy. Is that possible?

    Thank you for your consideration,

    John Fisher


  2. I am writing an article about the under-representation of African Americans and LGBT in academic libraries. Do you know where I can get recent data about this topic? I would really appreciate any information or a point in the right direction.
    Kelly Hamilton

    P.S. I liked your talk at Pratt a few weeks ago. Take care.


    • Hi Kelly,
      Are you writing about librarians that identify as LGBT and African American, or librarians that are either African American or LGBT? Are you seeking qualitative or quantitative data? I always recommend conducting dissertation and thesis searches first, to see if anyone has newly written on the topic. If however, you are seeking quantitative data, there are databases that allow for you to search data sets and statistical data. One that I recommend is Statistical Insight by Proquest which holds direct access to data sets. A quick search on Statistical Insight shows an Association of Research Libraries 2011 survey from the ARL Annual Salary survey… This could be a lead depending on the information that specifically you are seeking.

      There are also some studies that provide data on African Americans in higher education, librarians in higher education, or academic libraries, with some breakdown of demographic data which may contain race as a variable.
      Since you are a Pratt SILS student, I won’t exhaust you with research options, and I’m not sure of your access points to statistical data, but below are some databases and/datasets that come to mind.
      You may want to try using ALA generated statistics (which I’m not sure if it is broken down by sexual orientation and/or race).
      In the Inter-university Consortium for Political Science Research, you may find some of the following items below: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/

      The Ithaka S+R Surveys of Higher Education Series (ICPSR 35352)
      Current Population Survey Series http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/series/24
      National Center for Education Statistics (ICPSR 2215)
      Survey on Humanities Graduate Education and Alternative Academic Careers http://libra.virginia.edu/catalog/libra-oa:3500

      If you’d like to talk in person or over the phone, contact me at ssmith4@gc.cuny.edu


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