Diversity Research Grant
This project explores foreign-born students’ perception of research practices in the United States using in-depth semi-structured interviews, building on responses to an initial survey question administered by librarian Frans Albarillo in fall 2014 in which 50 percent of respondents believed there was an “American way” of doing research. The interviews focus on concepts such as plagiarism, library services, piracy, and copyright and will help librarians understand the experiences of foreign-born students.
Bilingual Family: Reaching the Next Generation of Immigrants and their Families through Public Library Services
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
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.