As you may know, I began a diversity audit on my fiction collection earlier this year. I have since completed the audit. It was an incredible experience that I’m so glad I put the time into. After painstakingly researching every single book in my fiction collection, I now have the data I need in order to move forward with establishing our collection as truly diverse and representative of our global community. Its going to take a lot of hard work, but I can’t wait to keep working at this until our collection is everything I know it can be.
I have presented about my process and my experience to my Admin, and to a few library associations. I am including a few screenshots from the presentation here for anyone who would like to learn a little more about how I did this audit.
I blogged throughout my experience, you can find each post here: