Collection Equity Award Y3 - Savitt Medical Library University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
I intend to expand key areas of the Savitt Medical Library print collection with this award. Resources will be selected to address known demographics which UNR Med is committed to serving under our diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. The Mission-Based Diversity Groups (MBDG) are identified across our library user communities of faculty, staff and students, and were identified by way of both focus groups and a large survey with over 400 participants across faculty, community faculty, staff, residents and students. The resultant areas of greatest need for representation include the following: Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic, Educationally Underserved (Rural and First Generation), Women, Rural and Low-Income. The grant funds will allow us to better support learning and individual needs related to their greater overall experience of equity, inclusion and diversity and to improve the experience of learners who identify with the MBDG in particular and to provide a more inclusive and whole set of resources to all members of our library user communities.