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Resources for learning more about diversity, equity & inclusion topics, from the library's DEI Committee

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Diversity & Social Justice Reading List

The following list is taken from a Diversity and Social Justice Reading List compiled by Nicole A. Cooke for the ARL IRDW Advisory Group – Fall 2017, and is used with permission. The resources in this list focus on DEI and social justice issues within libraries and LIS.


Selected Articles & Chapters - from DSJR

Selected readings from: Diversity and Social Justice Reading List compiled by Nicole A. Cooke for the ARL IRDW Advisory Group; used by permission

Alabi, J. (2015). Racial microaggressions in academic libraries: Results of a survey of minority and non-minority librariansThe Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(1), 47-53.

Buschman, J., & Warner, D. A. (2016). On Community, Justice, and LibrariesThe Library Quarterly, 86(1), 10-24.

Caswell, M. (2017). Teaching to Dismantle White Supremacy in ArchivesThe Library Quarterly, 87(3), 222-235.

Ceja Alcalá, J., Colón-Aguirre, M., Cooke, N. A., & Stewart, B. (2017). A critical dialogue: Faculty of color in library and information scienceInterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 13(2).

Cooke, N. A., Sweeney, M. E., and Noble, S. U. (2016). Social justice as topic and tool: An attempt to transform a LIS curriculum and cultureThe Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, 86(1), 107-124.

Cooke, N. A. (2016b). Counter-storytelling in the LIS curriculum. In P. T. Jaeger, U. Gorham, and N. Greene Taylor (Eds.), Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice (Advances in Librarianship series, Volume 41) (pp. 331-348). Emerald Group Publishing.

Foster, M. J., Foster, M. J., Evans, M. R., & Evans, M. R. (2016). Libraries creating sustainable services during community crisis: Documenting FergusonLibrary Management, 37(6/7), 352-362.

Glassman, Julia. Stop Speaking For Us: Women-of-Color Bloggers, White Appropriation, and What Librarians Can Do About ItInterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies 8.1 (2012).

Hall, T. D. (2007). Race and place: A personal account of unequal accessAmerican Libraries, 38(2), 30-33.

Hathcock, A. (2015). White librarianship in blackface: Diversity initiatives in LISIn the Library with the Lead Pipe.

Jaeger, P. T., Cooke, N. A., Feltis, C., Hamiel, M., Jardine, F., & Shilton, K. (2015). The virtuous circle revisited: Injecting diversity, inclusion, rights, justice, and equity into LIS from education to advocacyThe Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, 85(2), 150-171.

Jaeger, P. T., Sarin, L. C., & Peterson, K. J. (2015). Diversity, Inclusion, and Library and Information Science: An Ongoing Imperative (or Why We Still Desperately Need to Have Discussions about Diversity and Inclusion). Library Quarterly, 85(2), 127-132.

Josey, E. J., & Abdullahi, I. (2002). Why diversity in American librariesLibrary Management, 23(1/2), 10-16.

Lazar, J., & Briggs, I. (2015). Improving services for patrons with print disabilities at public librariesThe Library Quarterly, 85(2), 172-184.

Malone, C. K. (2000). Toward a multicultural American public library historyLibraries & Culture, 35, 77-87.

McIntosh, P. (2010). White privilege and male privilegeThe teacher in American society: A critical anthology, 29-36.

Mehra, B., & Braquet, D. (2011). Progressive LGBTQ reference: Coming out in the 21st centuryReference Services Review, 39(3), 401-422.

Mehra, B., Albright, K. S., & Rioux, K. (2006). A practical framework for social justice research in the information professions. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 43(1), 1-10.

Morrone, M., & Friedman, L. (2009). Radical reference: Socially responsible librarianship collaborating with communityThe Reference Librarian, 50(4), 371-396.

Olson, H. A. (2001). The power to name: Representation in library catalogsSigns, 26(3), 639-668.

Overall, P. M. (2009). Cultural competence: A conceptual framework for library and information science professionalsThe Library Quarterly, 79(2), 175-204.

Pawley, C. (2006). Unequal legacies: Race and multiculturalism in the LIS curriculum. Library Quarterly, 76, 149–168.

Punzalan, R. L., & Caswell, M. (2016). Critical directions for archival approaches to social justiceThe Library Quarterly, 86(1), 25-42.

Roberto, K. R. (2011). Inflexible Bodies: Metadata for Transgender IdentitiesJournal of Information Ethics, 20(2), 56-64.

Samek, T. (2016). Critical Reflection on Librarianship and Human Rights: A Book and Continuing Endeavor. In Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice (pp. 245-263). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Schlesselman-Tarango, G. (2016). The Legacy of Lady Bountiful: White Women in the LibraryLibrary Trends, 64(4), 667-686.

Westbrook, L. (2015). “I’m Not a Social Worker”: An Information Service Model for Working with Patrons in CrisisThe Library Quarterly, 85(1), 6-25.

Vinopal, J. (2016). The quest for diversity in library staffing: from awareness to actionIn the Library with the Lead Pipe, 13.

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