UIUC’s Cooke Receives ALA 2017 Diversity Research Grant

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

June 9, 2017

(via the American Library Association)

The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services has announced the recipients of the Diversity Research Grant for 2017-2018. The grants consist of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. Recipients will conduct their research over the course of the year, are expected to compile the results of their research into a paper and will be asked to present and/or publish the final product in conjunction with the American Library Association.

The first grant is awarded to Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Assistant Professor and MS/LIS Program Director, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-­Champaign and Dr. Miriam E. Sweeney, assistant professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama, for the project, “Minority Student Experiences with Racial Microaggressions in the Academic Library.” This study uses surveys and focus groups to garner further insight into the specific experiences surrounding racial microaggressions directed at racial and ethnic minority students in the context of accessing library spaces and services on campus.

To see the full announcement, go here.

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