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Examining Racism in the Library

A reading list.


In this guide, you'll find a curated list of articles and books related to revealing, confronting, and fighting racism in the academy. All resource are full-text online unless noted otherwise. 

This bibliography has been informed by multiple sources, including coursework but not limited to:

  • SJSU's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion's Faculty Professional Development Series "Whiteness and Race," taught by Nico Peck and Oona Hatton;
  • Tarida Anantachai, Lead Librarian, Syracuse University;
  • Twanna Hodge, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian at the University of Florida.
  • CJ Ivory, Assistant Professor & Instruction Librarian at University of West Georgia
  • Angela Pashia, Associate Professor / Librarian at the University of West Georgi; head of the Learning & Research Support 
  • Shaundra Walker, Associate Director of Instruction & Research Services

Examining Racism outside of the Academy