Document Type

Conference Presentation

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Operating from three distinct but interlocking perspectives as a Black woman archivist, a White woman anti-racist public librarian, and a Black woman academic librarian, we will facilitate a discussion about our experiences navigating collection development and collection development policies. Together we will acknowledge and address the disparities of race in collection development practices and discuss practical strategies for developing an anti-racist agenda at our institutions. We will also discuss how anti-racist accomplices can both support and follow the lead of Black women librarians and archivists as well as strategies for developing anti-racist collection development
practices.

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