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Racial Microaggressions and Academic Libraries

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dc.contributorJaena Alabi, jma0019@auburn.eduen_US
dc.creatorAlabi, Jaena
dc.description.abstractThe abundance of articles, books, and conference papers on diversity in librarianship tend to focus on a few recurring themes: depictions of minorities in children’s literature, developing multicultural collections, or recruiting, mentoring, and retaining a diverse workforce. There is relatively little library literature, however, on racism within the profession itself. In this poster, the researcher seeks to answer two questions: 1) Do the experiences of minority librarians confirm the existence of racial microaggressions in the academic library environment? 2) If non-minority librarians also experience racial microaggressions, do they attribute these incidents to race or some other factor? The research presented in this poster is intended to provide a foundation upon which minority and non-minority librarians can begin a dialogue about racism within their academic institutions and within the profession.en_US
dc.relation.ispartof2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Coloren_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons-Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SAen_US
dc.subjectacademic librariesen_US
dc.subjectracial microaggressionsen_US
dc.titleRacial Microaggressions and Academic Librariesen_US
dc.locationKansas City, Missourien_US

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