ALA Unit/Subunit: ACRL
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
As we work in our libraries providing services to our campus communities, we often find that our institutions exist as microcosms of our larger society. One way in which this is particularly true is in the presence of racism, whiteness, and implicit bias. In light of our core professional value of diversity and social responsibility, this interactive session will give us an opportunity to tackle what can often be very uncomfortable issues that arise in our library work. The goal for the session is for all of us to reach a shared understanding of the ways in which whiteness and racial bias operate in our institutions and services and the role we can and should play in helping to dismantle it.