Diversity Research Grant
Beyond Broken Borders: Examining Library Services to Latino & Spanish-Speaking Populations in New Latino South States with Anti-Immigration Laws
This project will investigate the connection between library services to Latino and Spanish-speaking residents and anti-immigration laws that promote racial profiling and negative community attitudes towards new and “foreign” residents. In addition, the project will result in a current anti-immigration toolkit for librarians struggling to serve all the residents of their communities.
LIS Diversity: A Longitudinal Study of the ALISE Statistics
This project will analyze more than 30 years of data gathered for the annual Library and Information Science Statistical Report to determine and analyze trends in diversity among LIS students and faculty and examine diversity as it is reflected in LIS courses and curricula. This analysis will provide library and information professionals with much needed hard data to inform the essential ongoing discussion of diversity.
This Hallowed Place: The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the American South, 1954-1968
This project will analyze primary source materials like African American newspapers; local, state and federal court records; and interviews with participants still alive to create a general interest book addressing this crucial period.