Exploring library perceptions, reading habits and library usage of the South Asian Population in BC

to Aditi Gupta, information services librarian at the University of Victoria Libraries in Victoria, British Columbia, and Sarbijit Kaur Randhawa, Indic librarian at the University of British Columbia.


This project will provide an understanding of the reading needs and library usage among the growing South East Asian Community in the Metro Vancouver Area and the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. The study will enable public libraries to better serve the needs of immigrant communities through a multitude of services accommodating language, community partnerships, collections, and programming.

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.

2015 - Winner(s)