• Identity at Play: Exploring Race and Ethnicity in Academic Libraries and Beyond

  • Presenters
    • Juleah Swanson, Head of Acquisition Services, University of Colorado Boulder
    • Azusa Tanaka, Japanese Studies Librarian, University of Washington
    • Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, Undergraduate Experience Librarian, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Description

    Why do mentoring programs that pair Black male librarians see success? Why does a Muslim student approach a librarian wearing a hijab first at the reference desk? Can an instruction session become enriched when a librarian shares personal stories about being first-generation? This panel presentation is an immersion into racial and ethnic identity theory, applied as a framework, in order for participants to develop skills and vocabulary to articulate, recognize, and apply at their institutions.

  • Format
  • Track
    • Personnel, Management and Organization