Resource list of publications, reports, and other content related to diversity and inclusion in the archives the cultural heritage field
MARAC Diversity and Inclusion Committee - Resource List
This page contains a growing list of resources that relate to diversity and inclusion in the archives, information science and cultural heritage fields. Originally compiled by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in 2016, and now maintained by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
All members are encouraged and welcome to submit articles, blog and social media posts, books, AV materials, or any other resource that would be relevant to the organization on this topic. Please share any suggestions or resources with the chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Rayna Andrews (firstname.lastname@example.org).
General Resources on Diversity and Inclusion
- Berrey, Ellen. "Diversity Is for White People: The Big Lie behind a Well-intended Word." Salon. October 26, 2015. Accessed April 11, 2016.
- Blackburn, Fiona. "The Intersection between Cultural Competence and Whiteness in Libraries." In the Library with the Lead Pipe. December 1, 2015. Accessed April 11, 2016.
- Branche, C. L. “Diversity in librarianship: Is there a color Line?” In Jackson, Andrew P., Julius Jefferson, and Akilah Nosakhere. 2012. The 21st-century black librarian in America: issues and challenges.
- Bourg, Chris. “The Unbearable Whiteness of Librarianship.” Feral Librarian. March 3, 2014.
- Bourg. Chris. “Whiteness, Social Justice, and the Future of Libraries.” Feral Librarian. January 9, 2016.
- Demby, Gene. "'Diversity' Is Rightly Criticized As An Empty Buzzword. So How Can We Make It Work?" NPR. November 5, 2015. Accessed April 11, 2016.
- Drake, Jarrett M. “Diversity’s Discontents: In Search of an Archive of the Oppressed.” Archives and Manuscripts. March 28, 2019. Accessed April 5, 2019.
- Galvan, Angela. “Soliciting Performance, Hiding Bias: Whiteness and Librarianship.” In the Library with the Lead Pipe. June 3, 2015. Accessed April 13, 2016.
- Gusa, Diane Lynn. “White Institutional Presence: The Impact of Whiteness on Campus Climate.” Harvard Education Review Vol. 80, No. 4, 2010
- Hankins, Rebecca and Miguel Juárez, eds. Introduction to Where are all the Librarians of Color?: The Experiences of People of Color in Academia. Sacramento, Calif.: Library Juice Press, 2016: 1-7. Accessed April 12, 2016.
- Hathcock, April. “White Librarianship in Black Face.” In the Library with the Lead Pipe. October 7, 2015. Accessed April 12, 2016.
- Holmes, Anna. "Has ‘Diversity’ Lost Its Meaning?" The New York Times. October 27, 2015. Accessed April 11, 2016.
- Honma, Todd. “Trippin’ over the color line: The invisibility of race in library and information studies.” InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 2015, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1-26.
- Kyra. "How to Uphold White Supremacy by Focusing on Diversity and Inclusion." Model View Culture. December 10, 2014. Accessed April 11, 2016.
- Melissaa1763. “Archives, Diversity and Leonardo DiCaprio.” Recorded Thoughts. January 15, 2016. Accessed April 12, 2016.
- Peterson, L. (1996). Alternative perspectives in library and information science: Issues of race. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 37(2), 163–174.
- Pho, A., & Masland, T. (2014). The revolution will not be stereotyped: Changing perceptions through diversity. In N. Pagowsky & M. Rigby (Eds.), The librarian stereotype: Deconstructing perceptions & presentations of information work (pp. 257- 282). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
- Ramirez, Mario H. “Being Assumed Not to Be: A Critique of Whiteness as an Archival Imperative.” The American Archivist: Fall/Winter 2015, Vol. 78, No. 2, pp. 339-356. Accessed April 12, 2016.
- Swanson, Juleah, Ione Damasco, Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, Dracine Hodges, Todd Honma, and Azusa Tanaka. “Why Diversity Matters: A Roundtable Discussion on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Librarianship.” In the Library with a Lead Pipe. July 29, 2015. Accessed April 12, 2016.
- Caldera, Mary and Kathryn M. Neal, eds. Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2014.
- Williams, James, III and Jolanda-Pieta van Arnhem. “But Then You Have to Make it Happen.” Code4Lib Journal. Issue 28. April 15, 2015. Accessed April 12, 2016.
- Yeo, Shinjoung and Jacobs, James R. “Diversity Matters? Rethinking Diversity in Libraries.” Counterpoise 2006, Vol. 9, No. 2.
- "Understanding Unconscious Bias." The Royal Society. November 17, 2015. Accessed April 11, 2016.
- Vinopal, Jennifer. “The Quest for Diversity in Library Staffing: From Awareness to Action.” In the Library with the Lead Pipe. January 13, 2016.
Documenting Protests and Police Abuse
Resources on ethically documenting protests and police abuse: https://library.witness.org/product-tag/protests/
Activists' Guide to Archiving Video:
Documenting the Now - tools + community + ethics for documenting the now @documentnow https://www.docnow.io
Open Camera app: photos and video, open source, free, no ads, transparency on what info gets collected and why (https://opencamera.sourceforge.io/privacy_oc.html) - most kinds of data collection are opt-in, like choosing to use the voice control option which relies on the Android speech recognition service, rather than Open Camera itself https://opencamera.sourceforge.io/ So it doesn’t collect location info by default.
How to remove EXIF data, including geolocation data: https://www.howtogeek.com/203592/what-is-exif-data-and-how-to-remove-it/
Tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests: https://everestpipkin.github.io/image-scrubber/
- Ettarh, Fobazi M. "Black OR Queer? Life at the Intersection." Hack Library School. November 19, 2013.
- Farmer, Ashley. “Archiving While Black.” Chronicle of Higher Education. July 22, 2018
- Gonzalez-Smith, Isabel, Juleah Swanson, and Azusa Tanaka. "Unpacking Identity: Racial, Ethnic and Professional Identity and Academic Librarians of Color." In The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work, edited by Nicole Pagowsky and Miriam Rigby, 149-73. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014. Accessed April 11, 2016.
- Hall, T. D. “The black body at the reference desk: Critical race theory and black librarianship.” In In Jackson, Andrew P., Julius Jefferson, and Akilah Nosakhere. 2012. The 21st-century black librarian in America: issues and challenges.
- Hankins, Rebecca and Miguel Juárez, eds. Where are all the Librarians of Color?: The Experiences of People of Color in Academia. Sacramento, Calif.: Library Juice Press, 2016.
Persons with Disabilities
- Sager, Don, Marie Bruni, Judy L. Davis, and Mary Robinson. "No Barriers to Service: Librarians with Disabilities." Public Libraries 37, no. N (March/April 1998): 109-11.
- “Best Practices for Working with Archives Employees with Physical Disabilities.” Society of American Archivists. 2010. Accessed April 12, 2016.
- Waddington, Nicola. "The Employment of People with Disabilities as Archivists, Records Managers, Conservators and Assistants." Journal of the Society of Archivists 25, no. 2 (2004): 173-88. doi:10.1080/0037981042000271493.
Retention of Diverse Professionals
- Bugg, K. (2015). Perception of People of Color about the Relationship Between Retention & Advancement as Library Middle Managers. Poster presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries conference, Portland, OR. Accessed April 11, 2016.
- Callahan, Maureen. "Ethical Internships: Mentoring the Leaders We Need." Chaos Order. November 04, 2015. Accessed April 08, 2016.
- Inefuku, Harrison W. “Putting the Tiles Together: Building Diversity in the Archival Profession.” Synergy: News from ARL Diversity Programs. Vol. 11. (2014): 4-6. Accessed April 12, 2016.
- Johnson, P. "Retaining and Advancing Librarians of Color." College & Research Libraries 68, no. 5 (2007): 405-17. doi:10.5860/crl.68.5.405.
- Morales, M., Knowles, E. C., & Bourg, C. (2014). Diversity, Social Justice, and the Future of Libraries. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 14(3), 439-451. DOI: 10.1353/pla.2014.0017.