Integrating Diversity into Library School Curriculum

to Dr. Lorna Peterson, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Informatics, Department of Library and Information Studies


Integrating Diversity into the Library School Curriculum will survey ALA accredited schools in the United States, including Puerto Rico, and Canada on how issues of diversity are integrated into the library school curriculum. From the ALA Accreditation Standards, II: Curriculum, p. 11: “The curriculum ... responds to the needs of a rapidly changing multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual society including the needs of underserved groups.” Programs will be surveyed on particular courses offered, integration of diversity issues in required courses, and how in an ALA Accreditation Program Review the issue of diversity is evaluated. This project was submitted under this year's Research Topic 1 - Integrating Diversity into Library School Curriculum.

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.

2002 - Winner(s)