Format: Webinar, original date October 8, 2019
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 1 hour
Do you feel it is important to have
a diverse children’s collection, but don’t always know where to start? The
Diverse BookFinder Collection Analysis Tool (CAT), funded by a grant from the
Institute of Museum and Library Services, is specifically designed to help you
diversify your picture book collection. This free, online resource allows you
to upload a single file and get a snapshot of WHO is (which racial/cultural
groups are) represented—and how—in your collection.
The session includes a demonstration of how to use the CAT and the resulting report in combination with the Diverse BookFinder Search Tool to drive collection-based decisions. Finally, you'll learn more about the important role of library staff in carefully reviewing books to build authentic and inclusive library collections that counter bias and promote cultural pluralism.
Presented by: Dr. Krista Aronson, Dr. Andrea Breau and Andrea Jamison