Document Type


Journal Title

The Journal of Academic Librarianship

Volume Number


Issue Number




Pre-print: the initial article submitted to the journal for consideration (prior to peer review)

Publication Date



Cataloging and Metadata | Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science | Scholarly Communication | Scholarly Publishing

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

This is a pre-print version of the original article:

Emerson, Maria Evelia and Lauryn Grace Lehman. (2022). “Who Are We Missing? Conducting a Diversity Audit in a Liberal Arts College Library.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 48(3).

For the full, edited text please visit the link above.

In the spring of 2021, Thomas Tredway Library at Augustana College undertook an audit of the library's print book collection to determine if there were gaps in representation of the voices of authors of differing races/ethnicities; genders; or sexual orientations. With the results of this audit, Augustana College librarians now have a better understanding of which voices and perspectives are missing and/or underrepresented in the print collection. This article documents the audit methodology; shares the results; and provides suggestions and a toolkit for other libraries to use in audits of their own.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.