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Week 7: Toolkit: Inclusive collections and diversity audits

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Mackin Diversity Audit (requires login) CCBC Diversity Statistics Book Search - Cooperative Children's Book Center. *A Thank-You to Librarians Who Make Everyone Feel Welcome. Black Librarians Speak Out. Diverse BookFinder Collection Analysis Tool (CAT) Graphic novels help teens learn about racism, climate change and social justice – here’s a reading list. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.

Graphic novels help teens learn about racism, climate change and social justice – here’s a reading list

Read the original article. by Karen W. Gavigan, University of South Carolina and Kasey Garrison, Charles Sturt University Teen activists worldwide are making headlines for their social justice advocacy on everything from climate change and immigration to substance abuse and LGBTQ issues. As young people get more vocal about these issues, this trend is being reflected in the graphic novels they are reading. It’s a relatively new genre. Later, the cartoonist Art Spiegelman created “Maus,” which relayed his father’s experiences during the Holocaust through pictures in which Jews were mice, Germans were cats and Poles were pigs. Sales have soared since then. Because the combination of text and images in graphic novels can communicate issues and emotions that words alone often cannot, more educators and parents are finding them to be effective tools for tackling tough issues with kids.

Reading While White: The Benefits & Limits of Diversity Audits. This is a post in Reading While White’s end-of-year retrospective series.

Reading While White: The Benefits & Limits of Diversity Audits

Diversity audits! They’re an analytical look at a library collection through a diversity lens: tracking minority representations vs. majority. This can cover a variety of identity markers, but generally what is talked about most is numbers of BIPOC and White creators/ characters. These audits aren’t totally a new thing, but they’ve gained traction over the last year with Karen Jensen’s posts giving guidelines on how-to (also see her more recent post) and Library Journal’s online course “Equity in Action: Taking Your Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to the Next Level” delving into the subject. Does My Collection Reflect My Community? Diversity in the School Library. Shannon McClintock: Welcome, everybody, to our Future Ready Librarian Webinar.

Does My Collection Reflect My Community? Diversity in the School Library

I’m so excited for our April webinar. And as you know, my name is Shannon McClintock Miller. I am the district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School in Iowa and the Future Ready Librarians Spokesperson. Also, you can find me on my blog at The Library Voice and on Twitter and Instagram @shannonmmiller. And so we’re so excited to have everybody here for this webinar, and we’re now into the third year. And so we’ve had quite a few. Also, I wanted to just share the #FutureReady, as well.

And so it’s always good to, I think, include those in the conversation, as well, not just us as librarians. And so you can go there to check out more, and at the end I will tell you a little bit too about that website, because there’s lots of great things on there, as well. And it’s going to be focused on, I think, one of the most exciting things that have happened to our framework. How Labeling Books as “Diverse” Reinforces White Supremacy. In this guest post, librarian Alexandria Brown discusses the issues with labeling books as “diverse” and other ways we can build and promote a more equitable library collection.

How Labeling Books as “Diverse” Reinforces White Supremacy

Every so often, the question of whether or not to add a spine label designating “diverse” books makes the rounds. Many condemn the practice, but lots of library staff persist in labeling. Like most diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues in librarianship, many of my colleagues are still operating within a white (and cisgender and heterosexual) supremacist framework. It is an understandable predicament to be in – after all, many library degree programs are not as strong as they could be in advocating for DEI and decolonization.

So let’s examine the question of diversity labeling and see if we can’t get to a better understanding of why it’s problematic. Asians in Children's Lit. A Frank Conversation about Diversity in Library Resources (SLC) Library/Media Center / Diversity Audit. Diversity Audit: During the 19-21 school year I began a comprehensive "Diversity Audit" on the fiction collection of our library.

Library/Media Center / Diversity Audit

The initial audit was completed in Fall 2020. Going forward I will continue to audit the collection each year, including the newly purchased items. You will be able to view the current data on this page, as it will be updated each year. Freedom Reads: Anti-Bias Book Talk Series. Diversity Audit: A Practical Guide. Diversity Audit 2 – Sci-Fi. Read part 1 of the Diversity Audit blog series here!

Diversity Audit 2 – Sci-Fi

Read part 3 of the diversity audit blog series here! As you know from my last post I have begun a comprehensive and extensive Diversity Audit on my high school library’s fiction collection. I have decided to do the diversity audit by genre first, so that I will have data on the diversity of each individual genre. This information will help immensely with my collection development efforts going forward. Diversity Audit 3 – Mystery & Horror Genre. Read part 1 of the Diversity Audit blog series here!

Diversity Audit 3 – Mystery & Horror Genre

Read part 2 of the Diversity Audit blog series here! As you know from my last post I have begun a comprehensive and extensive Diversity Audit on my high school library’s fiction collection. I have decided to do the diversity audit by genre first, so that I will have data on the diversity of each individual genre. Diversity Audit & A Conversation with Madelyn Rosenberg & Wendy Shang: Books Between, Episode 28 – All The Wonders. First up is how things went when I did a diversity check of my classroom library.

Diversity Audit & A Conversation with Madelyn Rosenberg & Wendy Shang: Books Between, Episode 28 – All The Wonders

If you listened to the last episode (#27 with librarian Sarah Threlkeld) you heard us chatting about this activity she did with her students to reflect on the diversity found in their school library. And I think even way back to Episode 18, I mentioned reading this fantastic blog post over at Lee & Low Books that shared how one teacher helped her class analyze the books in their room to find out how different genders and races are represented.

I’ll include a link to that article and the main framework of what I did is pulled directly from there. So I want to be clear – this is not my idea, but I’m sharing how it went for me with the idea that you might want to try it, too. Diversity Audit Outline 2017 with Sources. Diversity Audits - AASL - Google Slides. Multicultural and Social Justice Books. MISelf in Books: A Diverse Book List for All. Recently, the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) released the 2020 MISelf in Books List.

MISelf in Books: A Diverse Book List for All

MAME is an affiliate of AASL and works with librarians across the state of Michigan. The MISelf in Books List is an annual list of diverse books that were selected by a committee of certified school librarians who are members of MAME. For those who do not know MI is the abbreviation for the state of Michigan. The books included are all published in the last two years and written by #ownvoice authors. This list includes books for all grade levels: PreK-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. When you open the list. MIself In Books App. A Great Big List of MG and YA Collection Development Resources. When I give presentations on doing Collection Diversity Audits, I get asked a lot about how I determine whether or not a book is counted as diverse.

A Great Big List of MG and YA Collection Development Resources

The process is always changing for me as I learn more and grow, and at this point I focus on Own Voices. The truth is, the answer to this question is that I continually engage in listening, learning, reading and growing. The work is never done and it must be intentional. I keep and continually add to an ongoing list of resources that help me do this work. Today I am sharing the bare bones of that list with you. “Mirrors, Windows, & Sliding Doors” Diversifying Your Classroom Book Collections? Avoid these 7 Pitfalls - MindShift. Middle grade: Farah Rocks Fifth Grade by Susan Muaddi Darraj, Clean Getaway by Nic Stone, Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson Young adult: A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell, Wicked Fox by Kat Cho, With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo Surface-level Diversity In February, Barnes & Noble canceled a plan to release twelve classic novels with covers featuring protagonists of color after critics called the promotion “literary blackface.”

In a live episode of the “Book Friends Forever” podcast, author-illustrator Grace Lin said it is tempting for picture book creators to make a similar mistake. Module 24b: Transforming Library Collections Part 2 – Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth. After working through this module, you will be able to: Discuss some of the key topics that must be considered when collecting diverse texts.Develop a plan to stay up-to-date with and address these topics and others that may arise.

Introduction There are a number of important topics that need to be considered when collecting diverse texts. In this module, we will highlight several of them for you to think about and act on. Black Lives Matter at School_Resources (Judi Moreillon) I am providing these resources to support #BLMatSchool Week of Action: February 1 - 5, 2021 Resources for Virtual Book Discussions/Programming: Barbershop Books Ethically Sharing Children's and Young Adult Literature Online (School Librarian Leadership)

Gale eBooks: LGBTQ/Diversity - Gale. My Account Access My Account membership allows you to easily: Instantly preview any eBook available on the GVRL platform Manage contact, billing and shipping information Order print and eBook titles online Renew subscription of your electronic resources online View detailed pricing and availability Track order status View your shopping cart and manage your wish lists Print invoices We reserve the right to change pricing at any time. Pricing errors may occur. In the event inaccurate prices appear in our catalog, we will, at our discretion, either contact you to resolve the issue or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.

The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child's Bookshelf. LGBTQ eBook Collection: Gale/New York City School Library System. 30 Essential LGBT+ Books for YA Readers. Tips for Teachers: Developing Instructional Materials about American Indians. Editors Note: This post was created as a one-page document that would fit into a single page. It is also available as a pdf. If you have trouble opening or downloading the pdf, write to us directly (see the "Contact" tab for Debbie's email address).

A one-pager was hard to do! We wanted to add resources for each of the ten points. Diversity Auditing 101: How to Evaluate Your Collection. Denver Public Schools Selection Audit for Creating Inclusive Collections. Diverse BookFinder Collection Analysis Tool (CAT) Beyond the Collection Diversity Audit: Inclusion is More Than a Book, Why we should be auditing all of our library services for inclusion and best practices. Introducing Own Voices as an appeal term in NoveList. October 22, 2018 Big news, folks! Own voices is now a searchable appeal term in NoveList. Where to Find Diverse Books. Resources for Race, Equity, and Inclusion. We Need Diverse Books – weneeddiversebooks.org. Take Action: Diversity Audit. Reading Diversity.

Honoring Black Lives Virtual Library - Google Slides. Serving Diverse Learners in the Library Media Center (KC Boyd) Module 24a: Transforming Library Collections Part 1 – Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth. After working through this module, you will be able to: Explain to your faculty, staff, administrators, and parents/caregivers the value of diverse and reflective literature.Evaluate your library’s collection through a racial equity lens.Collaboratively develop a plan to improve your library’s collection to better serve BIYOC.

Introduction Diversity is not praiseworthy. It is reality. -Malindo Lo. Module 24b: Transforming Library Collections Part 2 – Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth. The Brown Bookshelf. Lee and Low: Checklist: 8 Steps to Creating a Diverse Book Collection. It’s not easy to create an inclusive book collection. Whether you’re a librarian creating a collection for an entire community, a teacher creating a collection for your classroom, or a parent creating a collection for your children, choosing books that reflect the diversity of human experience can be a challenging job. That’s because creating a diverse book collection is about more than just making sure X, Y, and Z are represented. It’s not a matter of ticking off check boxes or making sure quotas are filled. Lee & Low Books (leeandlow) on Pinterest. 2020 Diverse Summer Reading List.

Let’s kick off summer with our engaging, printable Diverse Summer Reading List that will get all kids engaged in reading! Our list includes both fiction and nonfiction, bilingual Spanish/English titles, and a diverse range of cultures—in other words, the right book for every reader! You can find the full Summer Reading collection here. Want to freshen up your Summer Reading list, but not sure where to begin? Moving Multicultural Collections Online. Social Justice Books. Diversifying Reading Lists.

Promoting diversity in literature is one of the core building blocks of the librarian profession. It is second nature for most of us to seek out books that feature characters from other countries, races, religions, backgrounds, and identities. But teachers often don’t have autonomy in choosing which books to include in their curriculums. According to an article in the fall 2019 issue of the Harvard Ed. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Hijabi Librarians – We've got it covered. I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I read? Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

The list of awards below was originally published in Children and Libraries (Vol. 13, no. 3/Fall 2015). The Coretta Scott King Book Awards. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

American Indian Youth Literature Award - American Indian Library Association. Rainbow Book List. Tomás Rivera Book Award: Mexican American Children's Book Award. Freeman Book Awards - NCTA. Ezra Jack Keats Award (multicultural literature) Americas Award @ CLASP, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. Asian Pacific American Librarians Association. Rich in Color – Reading & Reviewing Diverse YA Books. American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) Exploring the world of Latinx YA, MG, & children's literature. CrazyQuiltEdi (Edi Campbell:I blog to make IPOC authors and their works more accessible, to make all the pieces fit together). Corinne Duyvis. Picture This: Diversity in Children’s Books 2018 Infographic – Sarah Park Dahlen, Ph.D. OwnVoicesSlides. The Problem With #OwnVoices LGBTQ Lit.