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Title:Navigating Library Collections, Black Culture, and Current Events
Author(s):Foster, Makiba J.
Subject(s):Libraries
Information science
Library and information science
Diversity
Race
Ethnicity
Library collections
Current events
Abstract: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 a second life, thereby sparking public interests, increasing contemporary relevance, and advancing a critical understanding of events in our nation’s history. Looking at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s collection of The Negro Motorist Green Book in relation to the contemporary social justice activism, this paper will discuss ways in which the archival collection was used to educate visitors regarding the historical roots of recent discourse around the perils of traveling while Black.
Issue Date:2018
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:Foster, Makiba J."Navigating Library Collections, Black Culture, and Current Events." Library Trends, vol. 67 no. 1, 2018, pp. 8-22. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/lib.2018.0022
Series/Report:Library Trends 67 (1). Summer 2018
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/101932
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1353/lib.2018.0022
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-11-14
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