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Diversity Collection Audit & Assessment

Selected Readings and Resources

Baildon, M., Hamlin, D., Jankowski, C., Kauffman, R., Lanigan, J., Miller, M., Venlet, J., & Willer, A. M. (2017). Creating a social justice mindset: Diversity, inclusion, and social justice in the Collections Directorate of the MIT Libraries

Bowers, J., Crowe, K., & Keeran, P. (2017). If you want the history of a white man, you go to the library: Critiquing our legacy, addressing our library collections gaps. Collection Management, 42(3-4), 159-179.

Ciszek, M. P., & Young, C. L. (2010). Diversity collection assessment in large academic libraries. Collection Building, 29(4), 154-161.

Conner-Gaten, A., Caragher, K.; & Drake, T. (2017). Collections decoded: Reflections and strategies for anti-racist collection development. Brick & Click Libraries Conference Proceedings, 151-158.

Graziano, V. (2016). LGBTQ collection assessment: Library ownership of resources cited by Master’s students. College & Research Libraries, 77(1), 114-127. h

Gross, H. (2019, October 7). “Diversity in the Stacks” initiative aims to make all students feel at home in the Library. The Daily Pennsylvanian.

Hererra, G. (2016). Undergraduate library collection use and diversity: Testing for racial and gender differences. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 16(4), 763-774.

Jensen, K. (2018). Diversity auditing 101: How to evaluate your collection.

Kristick, L. (2020). Diversity literary awards: A tool for assessing an academic library's collection. Collection Management, 45(2), 151-161.

Mortensen, A. (2019). Measuring Diversity in the Collection: A collection diversity audit is a crucial tool for libraries to assess their offerings. Starting small makes it manageable. Library Journal, 144(4), 28-30.

Phelps, S F. (2020). Assessing a consortium for a multidisciplinary subject. Collection Management.

Proctor, J. (2020). Representation in the collection: Assessing coverage of LGBTQ content in an academic library collection. Collection Management, 45(2), 223-234.

Scoggins, R. (2018). Broadening your library's collection: Implementing a LGBTQIA collection development project. College & Research Libraries News, 79(3), 114-126.

Shaffer, C. A. (2013). An examination of diversity within three southeastern academic libraries: A mixed-methods, multi-site study (Publication No. 3583107) [Doctoral dissertation, Alabama State University]. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

Vega Garcia, S. A. (2000). Racial and ethnic diversity in academic library collections: Ownership and access of African American and U.S. Latino periodical literature. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 25(5), 311-322.

Wagner, T. L., & Crowley, A. (2020). Why are bathrooms inclusive if the stacks exclude? Systemic exclusion of trans and gender nonconforming persons in post-Trump academic librarianship. Reference Services Review, 48(1), 159-181.