iSchool Capstone

Asian Community Needs Assessment for Biblio Lotus

Project tags:

community engagement & outreach

equity & inclusion

In March 2021, Pima County Public Library introduced the Biblio Lotus Team, whose mission is to support and value the culture and voices of Asian communities in Pima County by providing resources and programs and establishing partnerships with Asian organizations. Biblio Lotus wanted to increase engagement with Asian communities. For our project, we conducted a Library Needs Assessment of Pima County’s Asian communities by conducting surveys and interviews, compiling our findings into a report. Using these findings, Biblio Lotus can evaluate current programming and services to more strongly engage Asian communities, increase their patronage, and create more community partnerships.

Project participants:

Niki Giammarco


Alyssa Puddicombe


Hannah Raaberg