Online Resources for Developing an Inclusive and Diverse Library Collection
Participate and share : Poster
Friday, December 4, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Explore high-quality resources for finding inclusive and diverse titles for K-12 library collections. From specialized library tools to websites, discover the vast amount of resources available for developing a library collection that exposes students to a wide variety of voices and experiences.
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Topic:||Online tools, apps & resources|
|Subject area:||Language arts, Social studies|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Explore resources available to develop inclusive and diverse school and classroom library collections.
Understand the importance of providing inclusive and diverse reading materials for all students.
Examine strategies for building inclusive and diverse library collections.
Diversity is more than race. Having an inclusive and diverse library collection means including books and other resources about diverse sexualities and genders, abilities, socioeconomic issues, mental health issues, and much more. Drawing on over a decade of experience advocating for diverse and inclusive school and classroom libraries, the presenter will share online tools, websites, and apps for finding reviews and titles of diverse books and analyzing library collections. Participants attending this poster session will learn about book awards beyond the famous Newbery and Caldecott medals that recognize high-quality literature from and about a variety of cultures and countries as well as award-winning literature featuring characters of differing sexualities, genders, and abilities. Participants will also learn about apps, websites, and databases (International Children’s Digital Library, We Read Too, Our Story, and more) that provide resources for building a diverse library collection.
The presenter will share lessons and activities that can be used with both students and teachers to learn about the importance of reading diverse and inclusive literature. In addition, poster session attendees will gain insight into strategies for promoting and advocating for a diverse and inclusive library collection.
Adichie, Chimamanda. “The Danger of a Single Story,” TED Talk, July 2009. https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story
Cockcroft, Marlaina. “In Quest for Inclusive Collections, Librarians Struggle to Find Disability Representation,” School LIbrary Journal, February 19, 2019. https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=in-quest-for-inclusive-collections-librarians-struggle-to-find-disability-representation
Global Literature Resource Guide, Primary Source http://resources.primarysource.org/globalliterature
Ishizuka, Kathy. “Can Diverse Books Save Us? In a Divided World, Librarians are on a Mission,” School Library Journal, October 21, 2018. https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=can-diverse-books-save-us
Kuderick, Madeleine. “Top Ten Books that Explore Mental Health Issues,” The Guardian, January 15, 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/jan/15/top-10-teen-books-that-explore-mental-health-issues
Lin, Grace. “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf,” TEDx Talk, January 2016. https://youtu.be/_wQ8wiV3FVo
Publishing Statistics on Children’s/YA Books about People of Color and First/Native Nations and by People of Color and First/Native Nations Authors and Illustrators, Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) https://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp
Rouyer, Anne. “Books about Transgernder Issues for Teens,” New York Public Library, June 16, 2015. https://www.nypl.org/blog/2015/06/16/transgender-books-teens
Quibell, Megan. “Where are all the Disabled Characters in Children’s Books?,” The Guardian, October 16, 2014. https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2014/oct/16/disabled-characters-in-childrens-books-diversity
We Need Diverse Books