During the nineties, 9 out of 10 public, academic and school librarians were white.
8.61% of 1995-96 MLS graduates considered themselves non-white.
13% of 2001 MLS graduates considered themselves non-white.
7-10% of librarians today are gay.
62% of gay men have disclosed their sexual orientation in the workplace.
33% of lesbians have disclosed their sexual orientation in the workplace.
In 2002, 5.75% of full time library science faculty were African American.
In 2002, 9.49% of full time library science faculty were Asian American/Pacific Islander.
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