• Posts Tagged ‘diversity’

    • Soliciting Performance, Hiding Bias: Whiteness and Librarianship

      June 3, 2015 | 31 comments

      Image by Flickr user tweng (CC BY-SA 2.0) In Brief: Despite the growing body of research on our professional demographics and multi-year diversity initiatives, librarianship in the United States remains overwhelmingly white. I suggest the interview process is a series of repetitive gestures designed to mimic and reinforce white middle class values, which ultimately influence […]

    • Making a New Table: Intersectional Librarianship

      July 2, 2014 | 18 comments

      In Brief: When librarians discuss the lack of underrepresented populations in librarianship, the solutions suggested most often are recruitment and awareness. But these discussions focus on one matrix of identity, like race or class, and ignore the fact that people embody multiple, layered identities. By treating these matrices of identity and marginalization as separate entities, […]

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