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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Missing Persons: Finding Multiracial Resources in a Monoracially-Organized Library World
Helen Look, Darlene Nichols, Alexandra Rivera, Karen E. Downing
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Offensive Mechanisms, Constructive Paths: How to Recognize and Deal with Microaggressions in the LIS Field
Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, Rose L. Chou, Jenna Freedman
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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
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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
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- Literature Circles
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Black Feminist Librarianship
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Dissecting the Relationship Between Public Libraries and #BlackLivesMatter
Patricia Cortez Valdovinos
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