Join us for a discussion about undertaking research on diversity within library and information science across all library types (academic, public, school, and special), and receive practical advice on applying for the 2016-2017 ALA Diversity Research Grants. The update will include presentations from 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 research projects. Dr. Shannon Oltmann will discuss her project “In-depth investigation of LGBT collections in school media centers”, OSU Doctoral Student Sarah Lightner will present on “Development of Texts that Mediate and Facilitate Diversity in Adolescent Classrooms,” a project focused on developing “refereeing texts” for use in the adolescent classroom to help serve as a reference point in classroom conversations around topics of race, gender and sexuality, University of Denver Doctoral Student Kawanna Bright will present on “Including the Voice of Librarians of Color in Reference and Information Service Research”, and Dr. Win Shih will present on “Facilitating the Learning and Academic Performance of Student Veterans”.
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Content Area: Transforming: Library Workforce
Library Type: Academic, Public, School/Media Center, Special
Cost: Included with full conference registration.