VIDEO: Library Diversity Audit

For the past two years, our K-12 librarians have been conducting a “Diversity Audit” of their library collections to be sure our students see themselves in literature and materials available to them.

Collaboratively, our District librarians developed a spreadsheet and a process of reviewing each title in their library for multiple characteristics related to diversity including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, culture, religion, neurodiversity, and gender identity of the author, main characters, and supporting characters in the book, as well as looking at the theme and setting of the book. In total, 24,891 titles were included in this audit.

Click here to learn about how it was accomplished.