Building Blocks for a Diverse Library Collection
Today’s teens make up the most diverse generation in our history—are you ready for them? With challenges including parent complaints, contending with user demand, and maintaining a nuanced and diverse collection, we know that collection building can be a complicated and even daunting feat for any young adult librarian. But what does it mean to have a "diverse" collection, and what role does the community play in young adult collection building? Join YALSA for a discussion on how to build a diverse young adult collection. Presenter Chelsea Condren will provide a working definition of the term diversity, strategies for understanding user demand and interest, and ways to ensure a collection is diverse while still meeting the needs of the population. Participants will receive a handout that outlines strategies for collection building/management, selection and weeding of diverse titles, as well as a list of recommended materials.
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A certificate of participation is available for attendees of this live webinar.
$29 for students
$39 for individual YALSA members
$49 for all other individuals