Including the Voice of Librarians of Color in Reference and Information Service Research

to Dr. Amy VanScoy, assistant professor, School of Information & Library Studies, University at Buffalo, and Kawanna Bright, doctoral student at the University of Denver and former head of information and research Services, Florida International University Libraries


This project examines the behavioral aspects of reference and information service (RIS) among professionals representing diverse racial/ethnic groups. This study will allow the voice of professionals that have not yet contributed to an understanding of RIS to be heard, in order to develop an inclusive understanding of RIS for practitioners.

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.

2014 - Winner(s)