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Friday, May 17 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Understanding the Problem of White Normativity in Academic Libraries

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What is "white normativity"? In this session, the audience will learn about the barriers that we, in academic libraries, are creating and maintaining for our students and faculty through a culture of white normativity, in spite of campus efforts to promote diversity. 

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Adriana Parker

Associate Librarian, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Eagle Room 200 B
  (5) Academic Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • Topic Tags Equity of Access, Diversity, Social Change, Transforming Libraries
  • Objective 1 The audience will understand the distinctions between the concepts of "white supremacy" and "white normativity."
  • Objective 2 The audience will learn about barriers to building inclusive cultures in academic libraries.
  • Objective 3 The audience will learn what power, privilege, and oppression looks like in a higher education setting.