• Do We Walk the Walk, or Just Talk the Talk? Library Practices around Intersectional Needs

  • Presenters
    • Melissa Villa-Nicholas, Ph.D. student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
    • Jeanie Austin, Ph.D. student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
    • Christina J. Woo, Research Librarian, University of California, Irvine
  • Description

    This panel examines how library practices represent racial, gender, and sexual norms through core functions, including collections, instruction, and programming. The presenters analyze how libraries reproduce and resist racism and heteronormativity, and how those productions of knowledge reflect or reject the larger communities. How does your library approach immigrants'/migrants' needs? How do LGBTQ+ youth evaluate library materials specific to their experience and identity? How do you include the under-represented in your library's spaces, webpages, and publications?

  • Format
    Panel
  • Track
    • Programming, Outreach, and Advocacy; Collections and Access