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Communities of Interest: DEI in Collection Development

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Collection Development


This group is founded and managed by Fenway Libraries Organization (FLO). Professionals involved Library and Information Science outside of FLO are welcome and encouraged to join. Our focus is on academic libraries in the Boston-area. This community of interest will focus on the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in collection development. 



  • Affirmative Action committee
  • Campus book clubs 
  • Center for Equity and Justice 
  • DEI officers 
  • Faculty outreach
  • Marketing/Communications departments
  • Office of Cultural Affairs 
  • Student groups


  • Gale DEI eBook collection
  • Spanish language packages

Database tools 

  • Gale Person Search - Allows you to limit by ethnicity, nationality, and gender. Also allows you to members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Collection Development Tips

  • Patron-driven acquisitions
  • Smaller presses and self-published works are a good source of underrepresented voices

Display & Programming Ideas

  • Banned books
  • Anti-racist reading options 




The DEI in Collection Development group meets quarterly. 

Minutes & Recordings

Mailing List

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