Diversity Research and Statistics
The ALA Office for Diversity sponsors the Diversity Research Grant program to address critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science.
- ALA Member Demographics Survey
By undertaking this member survey ALA takes a big step toward knowing itself and being able to describe itself to others. Access articles on the findings to date, locate the rfp for research studies, and take the survey.
- Diversity Counts
In October of 2006, the American Library Association (ALA) released "Diversity Counts," a comprehensive study of gender, race and age in the library profession. The study was conducted by the ALA Office for Research & Statistics, ALA Office for Diversity and Decision Demographics, a research firm based in Arlington, Va. and confirms the need for continued recruitment of people of color.
- Serving Non-English Speakers in U.S. Public Libraries
Study provides new information about library services and programs developed for non-English speakers, including effectiveness of services, barriers to library use, most frequently used services and most success library programs by language served.