Race Matters in Our Profession
April Hathcock, JD, LLM, MLIS,@aprilhathcock

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on the propensity of librarianship toward whiteness
Baharak Yousefi, @baharaky

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  • Fatima, S. (2015). Am I Being Paranoid? Being a Woman of Color in Academia. In SIUE Women’s Studies Program blog.
  • Galvan, A. (2015). Soliciting Performance, Hiding Bias: Whiteness and Librarianship. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.
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Missing Persons: Finding Multiracial Resources in a Monoracially-Organized Library World
Helen Look, Darlene Nichols, Alexandra Rivera, Karen E. Downing

Offensive Mechanisms, Constructive Paths: How to Recognize and Deal with Microaggressions in the LIS Field
Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, Rose L. Chou, Jenna Freedman

Identity, Emotions, and Intersectionality: New research on academic librarians of color
Juleah Swanson, @Juleah.swanson

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Let’s Talk about Diversity or a Lack of . . . A Perspective from a Law Library Director
Julie Lim

Working Through Whiteness: Toward Antiracist Librarianship
Melissa Kalpin Prescott

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Interrogating Racism and Exploring Identity in LIS Classrooms: Collaborative Autoethnography in Social Justice Education
Nicole A. Cooke, @LibraryNicole & Robin F. Kurz, @RobinKurz

Black Feminist Librarianship
Tahirah Akbar-Williams

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  • Henderson, T. L., Hunter, A. G., & Hildreth, G. J. (2010). Outsiders within the academy: Strategies for resistance and mentoring African American women. Michigan Family Review, 14(1).
  • Louis, D. A., Rawls, G. J., Jackson-Smith, D., Chambers, G. A., Phillips, L. L., & Louis, S. L. (2016). Listening to Our Voices Experiences of Black Faculty at Predominantly White Research Universities With Microaggression. Journal of Black Studies.
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Dissecting the Relationship Between Public Libraries and #BlackLivesMatter
Patricia Cortez Valdovinos

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