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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

Additional Reading:

Cooper, D., Ball, T., Boyer-Kelly, M. N., Carr-Wiggin, A., Cornelius, C., Cox, J. W., Dupont, S., . . .Wong, D. (2019, April 11). When Research is Relational: Supporting the Research Practices of Indigenous Studies Scholars.

Garcı́a, S. A. V. (2000). Racial and ethnic diversity in academic library collections: Ownership and access of African American and US Latino periodical literature. The journal of academic librarianship26(5), 311-322.

Gibney, M., Wells, V., Paris, M., Cooperman, L., & Wurtz, M. (n.d.). Scholarly Commons Scholarly Commons Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion -Library Audit Report Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion -Library Audit Report. Retrieved June 15, 2021, from

King, J. Addressing systemic racism through collection development: providing social justice education resources pertaining to BIPOC communities (Doctoral dissertation, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Strauss Health Sciences Library).Retrieved June 15, 2021 from

Leung, S. Y., & Lopez-McKnight, J. R. (Eds.). (2021). Knowledge justice: Disrupting library and information studies through critical race theory. MIT Press. 

‌Oliva, K. S. I., Muñoz-Diaz, J. A., Berry, C. M., & Vance, E. A. (2020). Forgotten Hispano-American Literature: Representation of Hispano-American Presses in Academic Libraries. College & Research Libraries81(6), 928.

Wells, V., Gibney, M., Cooperman, L., Wurtz, M., Carrillo, B., & Paris, M. (2021). Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-Library Audit Report.

Wood, C. (2021). Counting the Collection: Diversity audits assess representation in library materials, but most examples focus on children’s books. One librarian shares her methods and challenges in tackling adult biographies. Library Journal (1976), 146(5), 26–.

Library Guides:

Workshop Presentations:

Diversity & Inclusivity in Collection Building Workshop Presentations | Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. (2019).

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