iSchool Capstone

Diversifying Readers' Advisory

Project tags:

database administration & development

equity & inclusion

mobile or web development

As a person of color, I often receive requests to recommend books by Indian or Asian authors. Though I do have some favorites, any library staff member (not just those of color) should feel confident recommending work by authors of color. The site “Diversifying Readers’ Advisory” highlights popular authors of recent years. Each author page will provide recommendations for similar titles written by authors of color. I believe emphasizing work by authors of color will encourage immersion into diverse perspectives, increase empathy, and allow diverse work to receive more attention.

Project participants:

Serita Patel