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5. Years of professional experience at reporting institution (YrsLib). Use this line to report the number of
years of professional experience each librarian has had at your institution. This figure should not exceed the
number reported as Total Years of Professional Experience on the main part of the form.
6. Please complete as much of this section as possible (US libraries only), but do not hold up the reporting process
if some of the data requested are not available. Canadian libraries should leave these columns blank. The
major change in the revised standard for the classification of federal data on race and ethnicity is that now
respondents are able to report more than one race by choosing multiple responses to the following questions.
7. Ethnicity: U.S. university libraries, only, should indicate Hispanic or Latino ethnicity by coding 1 to indicate
the presence of the characteristic (1=yes) and 0 to indicate its absence. The definition of Hispanic or Latino
ethnicity is: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American, or other Spanish
culture or origin, regardless of race.
8. Race: U.S. university libraries, only, should indicate race by choosing one or more responses among the five
racial categories provided here. The definitions of the five racial categories are:
American Indian or Alaska Native (NatAm): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North
and South America (including Central America) who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Asian (Asian): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the
Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the
Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Black or African American (Black): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (HawPI). A person having origins in any of the original peoples
of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
White (White): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North
Africa.
The presence or absence of a racial characteristics should be indicated by coding 1=yes and 0=no. You can
select multiple racial categories for a person:
1= yes 0 = no American Indian or Native Alaska (AI/NA)
1= yes 0 = no Asian
1= yes 0 = no Black or African American
1= yes 0 = no Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (NH/OPI)
1= yes 0 = no White
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