This research project focuses upon private colleges and universities of different faith traditions and a control group of secular institutions. The central question in this study is whether religious affiliation influences both the college climate for LGBTQI individuals and the resources academic libraries provide to their communities. A secondary question explores how these same institutions might be influenced by the political environment of their host states. For example, do Presbyterian colleges in conservative states differ from those in liberal states? This poster session provides results based upon an examination of 200 secular, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic institutions.
After the preliminary results of this project were shared at the 2019 ACRL Conference, the author continued to work on the project. The comments section contains the changes made from 2019-2021. The supplemental files reflect those upgrades.
Neuhaus, Sophia, "Religious or Secular: Does Religious Affiliation Affect LGBTQI Collections at Private College and University Libraries?" (2019). Staff publications, research, and presentations. 221.