Inclusive Collections: A Frank Conversation about Diversity in Library Resources

Building collections that are inclusive with representation of diverse voices provides authentic stories that share the wealth and richness of other cultures, lived experiences, and traditions. Auditing libraries is vital work and ensures that stories captured within the collection create positive views, showcase many perspectives, and celebrate what makes all humans unique. School librarians serve as gatekeepers and must connect patrons to a variety of resources through collection development. Session recorded during the 2021 AASL National Conference.


  • Nancy Jo Lambert, Teacher Librarian, Reedy High School, Frisco ISD
  • Lesley Roane, Librarian, Maus Middle School