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 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 librarians. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(1), 47-53.
Buschman, J., & Warner, D. A. (2016). On Community, Justice, and Libraries. The Library Quarterly, 86(1), 10-24.
Caswell, M. (2017). Teaching to Dismantle White Supremacy in Archives. The 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 science. InterActions: 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 culture. The 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 Ferguson. Library Management, 37(6/7), 352-362.
Glassman, Julia. Stop Speaking For Us: Women-of-Color Bloggers, White Appropriation, and What Librarians Can Do About It. InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies 8.1 (2012).
Hall, T. D. (2007). Race and place: A personal account of unequal access. American Libraries, 38(2), 30-33.
Hathcock, A. (2015). White librarianship in blackface: Diversity initiatives in LIS. In 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 advocacy. The 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 libraries. Library Management, 23(1/2), 10-16.
Lazar, J., & Briggs, I. (2015). Improving services for patrons with print disabilities at public libraries. The Library Quarterly, 85(2), 172-184.
Malone, C. K. (2000). Toward a multicultural American public library history. Libraries & Culture, 35, 77-87.
McIntosh, P. (2010). White privilege and male privilege. The teacher in American society: A critical anthology, 29-36.
Mehra, B., & Braquet, D. (2011). Progressive LGBTQ reference: Coming out in the 21st century. Reference 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 community. The Reference Librarian, 50(4), 371-396.
Olson, H. A. (2001). The power to name: Representation in library catalogs. Signs, 26(3), 639-668.
Overall, P. M. (2009). Cultural competence: A conceptual framework for library and information science professionals. The 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 justice. The Library Quarterly, 86(1), 25-42.
Roberto, K. R. (2011). Inflexible Bodies: Metadata for Transgender Identities. Journal 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 Library. Library Trends, 64(4), 667-686.
Westbrook, L. (2015). “I’m Not a Social Worker”: An Information Service Model for Working with Patrons in Crisis. The Library Quarterly, 85(1), 6-25.
Vinopal, J. (2016). The quest for diversity in library staffing: from awareness to action. In the Library with the Lead Pipe, 13.