Diversity Research Grant

About the Diversity Research Grant The ALA Office for Diversity began sponsorship in 2002 to address critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science.

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2016 Winner(s)

Bilingual Family: Reaching the Next Generation of Immigrants and their Families through Public Library Services

to Kelly Von Zee, head of community engagement, and Elizabeth Lynch, teen services coordinator for Addison Public Library.

This project will be used to improve the programs and services offered to immigrants and their families at public libraries.


Creating a Model Policy for Trans-inclusiveness in the Libraries

to Tessa White, service desk manager, at the University of Texas, Arlington and Brett D. Currier, ‎digital scholarship librarian and library manager at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

This project will examine existing library polices, civil rights settlement agreements and best practices for transgender individuals to draft a model policy for libraries. This research will raise awareness of policies and best practices for other institutions to adopt.


Information Needs of Undocumented Students

to Frans Albarillo, assistant professor and librarian, Brooklyn College.

This research will look at the information behaviors of undocumented students at a large public, liberal arts university.