The aim of this reading list toolkit is to provide guidance and ideas in order to help course leaders diversify and decolonise the teaching curriculum and ensure that reading lists represent our diverse student body.
In addition, its purpose is to demonstrate the range of resources available to students so that they can suggest items to be added to their lists.
Finally, the toolkit hopes to support the Library’s Collections Development and Management Policy, which states that:
"We are committed to developing inclusive collections that reflect the richness of thought, ideas and experience from across our diverse and global community of users."
Our reading list checklist was inspired by the work of other university libraries including University of the Arts London, University College London and University of Huddersfield.
The University of Huddersfield Library have done some brilliant work on diversifying their reading lists. Their Reading List Toolkit page has loads of information that can help to guide you to places of interest.
Leeds Beckett University have some interesting pages on inclusive resources, including information about using Scopus as a tool for finding diverse literature. Staff at Leeds Beckett have also produced a BME Psychology blog, aimed at diversifying the field of Psychology.
The University of Sussex compiled this reading list for Black History Month.
Goldsmiths have produced this Decolonising the Modern World reading list.
The University of East Anglia have used Zotero to make a publicly accessible bibliography about decolonising the curriculum.
Take a look at some of these resources, which will hopefully inspire you to find material to diversify your reading list.
If you want something added to our stock you can simply use our purchase suggestion form and we will do our best to add it to Library.