Browse Library Trends 67 (1) Summer 2018: Race and Ethnicity in Library and Information Science: An Update by Title

  • Wickham, Meredith E.; Sweeney, Miriam E. (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2018)
    This study updates and extends Hand’s (2012) research on the transmission of Whiteness through public library youth collections in the early 1900s. Taking Hand’s study as a departure point, this case study of a southern, ...

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  • Howard, Sara A.; Knowlton, Steven A. (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2018)
    The knowledge organization system prepared by the Library of Congress (LC) and widely used in academic libraries has some disadvantages for researchers in the fields of African American studies and LGBTQIA studies. The ...

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  • Alabi, Jaena (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2018)
    Despite the presence of programs such as ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship and the ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce, library and information science (LIS) has not been successful in increasing the number of racial/ethnic ...

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  • Espinal, Isabel; Sutherland, Tonia; Roh, Charlotte (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2018)
    This paper traces the published literature on whiteness in libraries, identifying major themes in that literature, and then highlights the importance of decentering whiteness for moving the information professions forward. ...

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  • Cooke, Nicole A. (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2018)
    This issue of Library Trends—“Race and Ethnicity in Library and Information Science: An Update”—will revisit the conversations started in the Summer of 2000 by McCook and Balderamma, update several other seminal articles ...

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  • Collins, Anastasia M. (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2018)
    This article explores the underinterrogated role of language and its relationship to power and oppression in the proliferation of discussion and dearth of action with regard to diversity in library and information science. ...

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  • Foster, Makiba J. (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2018)
    The work of preserving content is at the heart of what libraries and archives do best. Beyond preserving collections, historical literacy as a companion concept to the LIS standard of information literacy can give collections ...

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  • Adler, Melissa; Harper, Lindsey M. (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2018)
    Classification and the organization of information are directly connected to issues surrounding social justice, diversity, and inclusion. This paper is written from the standpoint that political and epistemological aspects ...

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  • Wheeler, Maurice B.; Smith, Daniella (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2018)
    The recent US presidential campaigns and the subsequent election have laid bare many highly charged political and social issues that historically remained unresolved but have over the years slipped into a sphere of topics ...

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  • Arroyo-Ramirez, Elvia; Chou, Rose L.; Freedman, Jenna; Fujita, Simone; Orozco, Cynthia Mari (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2018)
    Since its inception in March 2014, the LIS Microaggressions project (www.lismicroaggressions.com) has grown as an online source and zine publication for library and information science (LIS) workers from marginalized ...

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  • Brown, Jennifer; Ferretti, Jennifer A.; Leung, Sofia; Méndez-Brady, Marisa (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2018)
    In this article, we seek to seed an honest conversation about how librarianship needs to meaningfully address systems of structural oppression in order to actualize diversity and inclusion initiatives at large. We will ...

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