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DEIJA Projects

Collections Projects

Increase access to resources that are authored by or focus on voices from communities that have traditionally been marginalized or excluded from academic scholarship.

Pilot project to purchase award-winning DEIJA books

  • Awards list from Colorado State (Received 2023 04 20)
  • Funded with $1,500. (2023 04 26)
  • Awards list checked against our holdings (2023 06). We have purchased 12% over the past 5 years, but almost all before the pandemic.
  • Partner for developing criteria for selecting which awards: Virgilio Pinto. (2023 08 22)
  • Awards list shared with consultant (Done 2023 09 07)
  • Desire to make one focus on Native American/Indigenous voices. (Our lists have only one award in this area). (2023 09 07)
  • Consider preparing a list from which the selectors can choose to keep to the funding limits better.
  • Educational resource to help inform the project: Finding Our Way Forward: A Roadmap for Anti-racist Collection Development. (2023 11 28)
  • Met with Dr. Bright and Virgilio to determine criteria for selection and an approach to this year's purchasing.
    • 1. DEIJA topics in general
    • 2. Indigenous author/topic - preference for local/regional indigenous peoples (New York State, Northeastern US and Canada)
    • 3. Intersectional with other DEIJA topics, including accessibility for differently-abled persons, and social justice along with the more obvious racial, LGBTQIA+, etc. topics.
    • 4. Award winners
    • 5. Special sub-focus: religious tolerance - in particular Jewish and Muslim issues related to the current situation in the Middle East and on college campuses.
  • Additional $3,000 set aside from CCDA funds for this project (2024 01 26)
  • First round of titles, totally slightly over $1,500, ordered. (2024 02 02)
  • ProQuest and Gale have generate more focused lists for us to review (2024 02 02)
  • Next steps: Review new lists and select more titles, place additional orders, make plans for assessing success and for sustainable purchasing going forward.

Subscription to ProQuest’s Black Studies database

  • Partner: Terri Ann Coronel (2023 03)
  • Funded for 2 years (2023 04 13).
  • Next steps: Track usage and seek continuing funding.

Collaboration with liaisons to increase use of new resources

  • Initial Partners: Abby Juda and Jenny Richards. (2023 08 21)
  • Terri Ann Coronel takes lead on this project (2024 01 04)
  • Next steps (later in semester): Work with public services librarians to develop a marketing plan to increase usage.

Seek sources for textbooks with more diverse representation

  • Consultant seeking sources. (Begun 2023 09 21)
  • After deep research, consultant has determined these sources do not currently exist. She will continue to monitor the environment for changes. (2024 01 22)

Created 2023 09 26; updated 2024 02 06

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