Selecting Racially Diverse Literature for Elementary School Libraries

to Elizabeth Friese, a doctoral candidate and graduate teaching assistant at the University of Georgia's Department of Language and Literacy Education


The project will investigate the way school librarians in elementary schools conceptualize diversity and select racially diverse materials for their collections. Having piloted the study with two school librarians, the grant will allow Friese to expand the study to a broader group of elementary librarians.

Resulting publications & presentations:

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.

2010 - Winner(s)