Like never before, systemic and institutional racism has become a topic of national conversation. Academic libraries have responded in a variety of ways, including utilizing LibGuides to curate centralized, high-quality resources on anti-racism, diversity, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
When considering a centralized LibGuide, librarians at the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) Library at the University of Cincinnati began to contemplate their own subject-based LibGuides. Why not take an integrated, disciplinary approach to anti-racism resources instead?
By auditing and editing CECH LibGuides for both anti-racism resources and discipline-specific resources which discuss race and inequality, we are calling users to reflection and action beyond a single course or unit of study.
Audit goals include:
Secondary benefits include:
Within the context of our audit, anti-racism resources are defined as:
Resource types may include academic journals and books, databases, multimedia resources, archival collections, websites, and other non-academic materials.
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