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.


Project Lead: Lara Katrina Schott


Age Group: Adults (19-64 yrs.), Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Sexual & Gender Minorities: LGBTQIA+, Women
Geographic Type: Medically Underserved Areas/Populations, Rural, Suburban, Urban
Issues & Interests: Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations
Race & Ethnicity: American Indians, Asians/Asian Americans, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latin Americans
Roles of Participants Project is Intended to Serve: Educator - College & Post-grad, Health Professional, Library or Information Professional, Library Staff - Health Sciences, Public Health Professional, Researcher, 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