Help Needed on List of Lists: An Index of Diversity Book Lists for Adults Project

Rachel Ivy Clarke, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies and Sayward Schoonmaker, MLIS, Syracuse University are asking public libraries across the United States to contribute to their indexing project, List of Lists: An Index of Diversity Book Lists for Adults.

You can contribute your library’s diversity books lists, LibGuides or similar resources publicly available online between 2016 and present using their Google form link. They would like responses by September 1, 2019.

Google form: https://forms.gle/xpTDzK5jXq9b5HhSA  

This project aims to advance the good work of diversity book lists by collecting and indexing lists into a faceted-search website where librarians and library users can search for lists organized around particular components of diversity. They are seeking reading lists that cover a wide range of diversities: indigeneity, LGBTQ+, race and ethnicity, religion, gender, aging, disability, social and economic conditions such as incarceration, immigration, and diverse family structures. 

You can indicate in the Google form if you want to be notified when the project is complete, and they will share the index with you!

The project is funded by the American Library Association’s Carnegie-Whitney Grant (http://www.ala.org/aboutala/offices/publishing/sundry/alapubawrds/carnegiewhitneypast

Thank you in advance for considering and contributing to this project.

If you have any questions, please contact them at the emails below.

Sayward Schoonmaker, MLIS, Syracuse University, sschoonm@syr.edu

Rachel Ivy Clarke, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies, rclark01@syr.edu

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