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Examining Racism in the Library

A reading list.

Recruiting and Retaining Librarians from Underrepresented Minoritized Groups

The resources on this list were offered in the LJA Continuing Education course "Recruiting and Retaining Librarians from Underrepresented Minoritized Groups" with instructors Tarida Anantachai and Twanna Hodge in July, 2020. 

LJA Profile: Tarida Anantachai is the Lead Librarian for the Learning Commons at the Syracuse University Libraries, where she also serves as liaison to her campus’ international student services center, English language institute, and multicultural affairs office. Tarida received her MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include diversity, equity, and inclusion, early career development and mentoring, and outreach programming. Tarida was an ALA Emerging Leader and is an alumna of the Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians.

LJA Profile: Twanna Hodge (she/her/hers) is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian at the University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. She holds a BA in Humanities from the University of the Virgin Islands and an MLIS from the University of Washington. Her research interests are diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility issues and efforts in the LIS curriculum and workplace, library residencies and fellowships, cultural humility in librarianship, and the retention of minority library staff in librarianship. She is a 2013 Spectrum Scholar and 2018 ALA Emerging Leader.