Diversity Research Grant

About the Diversity Research Grant The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services sponsors this grant program which began in 2002 to address critical gaps in the knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within library and information science.

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2018 Winner(s)

Black Girls Dreaming: Black Girls Analyzing and Evaluating Speculative Fiction by Black Authors

to Stephanie Toliver and Mariah Parker of the University of Georgia.

This project will examine the current offerings of speculative fiction for black girls and create guidelines for literacy stakeholders and parents seeking to select books that explore creativity.


Searching for First Generation LIS Student Success

to Anthony Bernier of San Jose State University.

This project will analyze the experience of First Generation masters students enrolled at San Jose State University’s School of Information. This research will then address the gap in various literatures that have omitted the First-Generation graduate student experience, both on-campus and virtually.


Silence or share: how bilingual librarians use language to support or resist hegemony

to Julie Marie Frye, Head of the Education Library at Indiana University and Maria Hasler-Barker, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Sam Houston State University.

“Callar o compartir: cómo los bibliotecarios bilingües emplean el idioma para apoyar o resistir la hegemonía | Silence or share: how bilingual librarians use language to support or resist hegemony”” will investigate the unconscious act of gate-keeping that may happen when librarians are interacting with non-native English speakers.