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Building BIPOC Library Collections: Tools and Resources for Library Selectors

Supplemental LibGuide for poster session at ACRL Womens & Gender Studies Poster Session, ALA Annual Conference 2021

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GOBI Library Solutions

  • GOBI Library Solutions Features:
    • Weekly customized notifications
    • Book Awards: 
      GOBI includes more than 950 different book award winners from 220 organizations. Several of the new awards are diversity-related: Arab American Book Awards, International Latino Book Awards, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Awards

  • GOBI Spotlight Lists
    • Browse or subscribe to lists which provide a highly curated selection of print and ebooks  by category and subject such as Antiracist Reading, and Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, along with lists covering African American History, Asian American Studies, Chicana and Hispanic Studies, and Indigenous Studies, among others.
    • Spotlight List example:

  • Profiling Tags:
    • Profilers evaluate the complete book and pull out relevant and important information beyond the publisher’s summary or what is captured by standard cataloging in order to enhance the bibliographic metadata of a title. Information is captured in 45 different metadata fields
    • The following tags among others help to locate diverse content: Indigenous Studies, Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, Black Studies, LGBTQ+, and Multicultural Studies.


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