Bringing the Library to the People: Addressing the Job Related Information Needs of Day Laborers

to Diana Tedone, a recent graduate of UCLA's Department of Information Studies, and Zoe Jarocki, a masters candidate at UCLA's Department of Information Studies


The project will study the information needs of day laborers, a critically underserved community in Los Angeles. By creating a library to address the specific information needs of this community, the research will uncover new ways for libraries to serve this growing population. The project was submitted under this year’s Librarianship in Multicultural/Multigenerational Community Building.

Awards Won

Title Year
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.

2009 - Winner(s)