This is primarily a collection-centered assessment project using qualitative and quantitative methods.
Method: Compare UWF holdings data against Resources for College Libraries (RCL) core titles, using interdisciplinary RCL subjects and relevant LC classification ranges.
Holdings analyzed: 2019 and 2021 holdings data for all print holdings across all UWF Libraries locations (JCPL, PSL, and ECL).
RCL categories: African American Studies; African History, Languages, & Literatures; Asian American Studies; Asian History, Languages, & Literatures; GLBT Studies; Gender Studies; Latin American History; Latino Studies; Middle Eastern History, Languages, & Literatures; Native American Studies; Spanish and Portuguese Languages & Literatures
LC class ranges: Afro-Americans; Class; Elements of the Population; Emigration and Immigration; Ethnology, Social/Cultural Anthropology; Indians of North America; Latin America; People with Disabilities; Race; Sexual Life; Women, Feminism
Additional LC ranges included in subsequent analyses: African Languages and Literature; Arabic Languages and Literature; Asian Languages and Literature; Hebrew Language and Literature; History of Africa; History of Asia, Indo-Iranian Languages and Literature; Islam; Judaism; Neurosciences; Sex Role; Spanish and Portuguese Language; Spanish and Portuguese Literature
Method: Assign diversity codes to list of FY20 acquisitions (n = 806) and New Books shelf list (n = 844) to demonstrate how intentional we are (or aren't) about collecting diverse materials.
Assess each book/title individually to determine whether it reflects a measure of diversity (i.e. something other than white, male, nondisabled, and heteronormative).
Categories: African/African-American; Arab/Arab-American/Middle Eastern/Muslim; Asian/Asian-American/Pacific Islander; Disability/Neurodiversity/Physically Challenged; General/Multidisciplinary; Hispanic/Latinx; Immigrants/Immigration/Refugees; Jewish; LGBTQ+/Sexuality; Native American/Indigenous Peoples; Poverty/Homelessness/Socioeconomic Status; Race/Ethnicity; Women/Gender
Not included: Ageism; #ownvoices / #livedexperiences; Political Diversity; Religious Diversity; Veteran Status
Method: Assign diversity codes (using Diversity Codes method above) to list of titles that were requested via interlibrary loan in FY20 (n = 676) and that were published in the last 10 years to determine potential gaps in collecting diverse materials.
Interlibrary loans analyzed: FY20 requests - 676 titles, includes all monograph requests via ILLiad.
Categories: same as above.
Limitations (in addition to those above):
Method: Begin compiling a list of diversity related book awards and compile lists of the last three award recipients (years). Compare UWF holdings to determine how many award winners we have in our collection.
Holdings analyzed: all OPAC holdings (print and electronic) across all locations (JCPL, PSL, and ECL).
Categories: Broad Scope/Intersectionality; African/African-American; Women/Gender; LGBTQ+/Sexuality; Hispanic/Latinx; Native American/Indigenous; Jewish; Arab/Arab-American/Middle Eastern/Muslim; Asian/Asian-American; Disability
Method: Use GreenGlass Sustainable Collection Services to assess age and use of relevant LC classification ranges and compare our holdings to a comparator group of 16 peer and aspirant institutions.
Holdings analyzed: November 2019 holdings data for print monographs with regular loan status across all locations (JCPL, PSL, and ECL).
Number of items/records included in UWF's GreenGlass instance: 429,815
Data Points: collection age (by decade); addition since 2010; usage; comparison to peers/peer-aspirants