It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, and your editors at In the Library with the Lead Pipe are busy keeping up with the influx of patrons, with improving our instruction programs, and with other joys of summer. As always, we’re also thinking of ways librarians can improve our profession.
Here’s a few recent articles that we’ve been revisiting and think you might also enjoy reading or revisiting. If you have other reading recommendations, feel free to suggest them in the comments.
- Fobazi Ettarh’s Making a New Table: Intersectional Librarianship
- April Hathock’s White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS
- Juleah Swanson, Ione Damasco, Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, Dracine Hodges, Todd Honma, and Azusa Tanaka’s Why Diversity Matters: A Roundtable Discussion on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Librarianship
- Jennifer Turner and Jessica Schomberg’s Inclusivity, Gestalt Principles, and Plain Language in Document Design
- Jennifer Vinopal’s The Quest for Diversity in Library Staffing: From Awareness to Action