Ed Tinoco Awarded ALA Diversity Research Grant

by Justine Dodgen

Bedrosian Affiliate Ed Tinoco was awarded one of three Diversity Research Grants awarded by the American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services for 2015.

Eduardo_Tinoco-130x180This grant will fund original research by Tinoco and co-recipient Dr. Win Shih, Director of Integrated Library Systems at USC. Their research project is titled “Facilitating the Learning and Academic Performance of Student Veterans,” and will examine library services provided to veteran student populations to better understand information needs, library services, and challenges to working with this growing student population. They hope that this research will inform academic libraries, institutions of higher education, and related government agencies of the needs of student veterans.

The ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services fund research that addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science.

Congratulations, Ed!