2010 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Goes to Baruch College’s Stanton Biddle

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Dr. Stanton Biddle, administrative services librarian at Baruch College, has been named the 2010 honoree of the Achievement in Library Diversity Research by the American Library Association (ALA). The honor is reserved for an individual in the librarian profession who has made special effort to meet the needs of underserved groups, including those of varied ethnic, cultural, economic, and physical ability backgrounds. Most of Biddle’s research and writing has been focused on African Americans in librarianship and his long career has been invested in helping diverse populations. “Most of my research has been for direct application –- to solve problems,” he says.

Over the last two years, Biddle took on a special assignment at Baruch College as director of the Middle States Accreditation Review, a critical evaluation that all colleges and universities in the region must undergo. The process involves a rigorous self-study and an external review by members of The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. A May 2010 report from the Middle States evaluation team showed favorable results for the College.
For more on Dr. Biddle’s ALA honor, go to http://ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pr.cfm?id=4055