Minorities are increasing in California, raising policy questions for the state's libraries. This report provides background information and frames key issues for those attending a conference convened by the California State Library in May 1988. It describes public libraries in California and the ethnic and racial composition of the state's population as of 1988. It projects the future ethnic and racial composition of the state and analyzes the implications for libraries and the systematic obstacles libraries face when responding to diversity. Finally, it suggests ways libraries can address the identified obstacles and poses questions that should help libraries clarify the issues.
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