Diversity Research Grant
Exploring library perceptions, reading habits and library usage of the South Asian Population in BC
This project will provide an understanding of the reading needs and library usage among the growing South East Asian Community in the Metro Vancouver Area and the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. The study will enable public libraries to better serve the needs of immigrant communities through a multitude of services accommodating language, community partnerships, collections, and programming.
Facilitating the Learning and Academic Performance of Student Veterans
This project will utilize mixed-methods to examine library services to veteran student populations to understand information needs, library services, and challenges to working with this growing student population. The research hopes to inform academic libraries, two- and four-year higher education institutions, and relevant governmental agencies on the needs of student veteran populations.
'We Don’t Employ Colored People in the Public Libraries:’ The Baltimore Civil Rights Movement & the Color Line Behind the Desk at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1926-1946
This project will look at the struggle of African-Americans to train and subsequently be employed in the Enoch Pratt Free Library System in Baltimore, Maryland. The project will add to the research by examining the long fought struggle for a more inclusive library system and will ultimately provide a digital repository of documents related to the events for future researchers.