Assessing Collections for Diversity & Inclusion

Tuesday, 4/16/2019 - Wednesday, 4/17/2019
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Central)
  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Pacific)

Are you looking to take steps to identify or address a lack of diversity and inclusion within your library’s collections? Do you want to go beyond usage stats and cost-per-use and assess collections using values-based metrics? Attend this ALCTS AS Committee on Research & Statistics sponsored e-Forum to learn about the need, techniques, and tools to assess collections for diversity and inclusion.

Learning Outcomes

In this e-Forum, attendees will:
  • Learn about how the historic lack of diversity in Librarianship and Scholarly Publishing shapes the creation and dissemination of knowledge.
  • Evaluate how some current practices of collection development reinforce existing structures of inequity and privilege.
  • Hear about projects libraries are undertaking to assess and increase the diversity and inclusion of their collections. 
  • Develop ideas and methods for assessing your own collections for diversity and inclusion. 

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning more about collection assessment for diversity and inclusion.

Hosts

Katy DiVittorio is the Collections Strategies Librarian at the Auraria Library in Denver, CO. The Auraria Library serves the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, & Community College of Denver.

Katherine Brown is the Collections Analyst at the Auraria Library in Denver, CO. The Auraria Library serves the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, & Community College of Denver.

Keri Prelitz is a Collection and Workflow Consultant for ProQuest, advising libraries in the Western United States, Canada, and Australia on their e and print approval and DDA profiles for over 5 years.

Jeff Eller is the Head of Acquisitions & Description at Wake Forest University's Z. Smith Reynolds Library, where he oversees acquisition and cataloging of monographic materials in all formats. He has also worked at Tulane University, the University of Memphis, and the Urbana Free Library.

Registration

Cost

Free

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Find instructions for subscribing online.

Once you have registered for one e-Forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for unsubscribing.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection with email address. You can manage your subscription to this list following the online instructions.

Credits

None

Contact

For questions or comments, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or mdougherty@ala.org.