• Representing the Un/der-represented: Using Data Visualization to Explore Diversity and Inclusion for Academic Library Collections

  • Presenters
    • Bobby L. Smiley, Digital Scholarship and American History Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries
  • Description

    Without institutional knowledge, or recent collections analysis, it is difficult to get purchase and perspective on how large research-intensive academic libraries address diversity and inclusion in their existing collections. Using Michigan State University Libraries’ collections as an example, this presentation examines how data visualization furnishes pictorial, quantitative ways to discern trends, identify gaps and silences, and assess collection strengths in diversity and inclusion to help inform future collection development decisions.

    Presented with Inclusion Through Collection Building: A Study of Foreign Language Collections Usage by International Students, Faculty and Staff

    Session titled Building Diverse and Inclusive Collections Using Assessment and Data Visualization This session features two presentations on using different assessment methods to create more inclusive library collections.

  • Format
    Individual Presentations
  • Track
    • Collections and Access