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Wednesday, March 25 • 11:05am - 11:50am
Diversity benchmarking: Improving diversity and inclusion in library collections

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An area of need that has emerged from American libraries and the American publishing industry is the need for diverse books. Canadian libraries have a similar need, but does the American publishing industry reflect the unique minority populations found in Canada? Librarian Laina Kelly looked at the YA collection of a medium-sized library branch, analyzing the diverse content of each book, as well as author minority identities. This presentation builds on BookNet Canada’s report Demand for Diversity and reveals areas of diversity specific to Canadian populations that are needed in library collections.

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Laina Kelly

Librarian, Library Development Services, Yellowhead Regional Library
Laina Kelly is a librarian with Library Development Services at Yellowhead Regional Library. She has a passion for working with school and public libraries in all areas of need, but especially in collections. 

Wednesday March 25, 2020 11:05am - 11:50am EDT
CR2 (ground floor)

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