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Title:Anti-Oppression Workshop Series at the University Library
Author(s):Caragher, Kristyn
Advisor(s):Smith, Linda
Discipline:Library & Information Science
Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)
Abstract:The idea for the Anti-Oppression Workshop Series was first conceived by Caragher in the fall of 2015 and was actualized in the spring of 2016 through institutional support from Lori Mestre, the University Library Diversity Committee, and the University Library Administrative Council at the University of Illinois.The Anti-Oppression Workshop Series report chronicles the goals, processes and challenges, design and implementation of the series. The origin of the concept of diversity, as well as policies like Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) legislation, are discussed in the report as setting the stage for more emphasis being placed on valuing difference and less emphasis on resisting oppression in efforts to achieve racial parity (or justice). Caragher makes a call for using anti-oppressive and anti-racist language and policies in order to address the systems of oppression that have contributed to hostile environments for People of Color within the field of library and information science. Finally, Caragher reflects on lessons learned and offers next steps for libraries interested in integrating anti-oppressive workshops and practices into their respective institutions.
Issue Date:2016
Citation Info:Caragher, Kristyn. "Anti-Oppression Workshop Series at the University Library." CAS report, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016.
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Kristyn Caragher.
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-09-18

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