Collection Equity Award Y3 - Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles

MSMU Libraries wants to use the Collection Equity Award to develop the collection in areas that promote reading as a source of mental health awareness and well-being for its students. Our primary goals include: 1) Develop our popular reading collection to incorporate more topics on mental health and wellness; 2) Work with the University’s Counseling and Psychology Services (CAPS) through their Healing with Books Workshop Series that provides a space for students to discuss the books and how they might respond to life challenges as college students; 3) Provide mental health leisure reading resources for the campus community; 4) Acquire books that reflect the identities and interests of our student undergraduate population that consists of first-generation college students and women of color; 5) Promote reading as a source of healing, education, self-awareness and personal development; 6) Develop a Lib Guide to market the collection.


Project Lead: Cheryl Ocampo


Age Group: Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Sexual & Gender Minorities: Women
Geographic Type: Urban
Issues & Interests: Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations
Race & Ethnicity: Asians/Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latin Americans
Roles of Participants Project is Intended to Serve: Library or Information Professional, Student - College & Post-grad

Award Details

Funding Source: Region 5
Project Category: Outreach
Period of Performance: May 1, 2023 - Apr 30, 2024
Project Status: Awarded

Project Funding