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Collections Decoded, ALA Annual Conference 2017
American Library Association (ALA) (2017)
  • Aisha Conner-Gaten, Loyola Marymount University
  • Tracy Drake, Chicago Public Library
  • Kristyn Caragher
How are collections processed and presented in regards to race and ethnicity? What is not collected and why? Who gets to say what is worth collecting? Operating from three distinct but interlocking perspectives, we will facilitate a discussion about navigating collection development and collection development policies while centering marginalized voices. The discussion will include practical strategies for developing anti-racist collection development practices and how anti-racist accomplices can both support and follow the lead of Black women librarians and archivists.
  • anti-racist librarianship,
  • collection development,
  • strategies
Publication Date
Summer June, 2017
Chicago, IL
Citation Information
Conner-Gaten, Aisha, Tracy Drake, and Kristyn Caragher. “Collections De-coded: Reflections and Strategies for Anti-Racist Collection Development.” American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, 25 June 2017, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Conversation starter
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