Legislation Without Empathy: Race and Ethnicity in LIS

Gianmarco Visconti
2016 Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research  
Most people can agree that libraries are public goods, built upon ideals of egalitarianism and the democratization of information. But can we say that libraries exist without biases? LIS has been unpacking the issue of diversity for decades, particularly its longstanding racial and ethnic biases, while simultaneously trying to shift the focus of diversity issues to include the full spectrum of human identity. This paper takes up the issue of racial and ethnic diversity in LIS, as two single
more » ... , as two single components of the larger issue of diversity, in order to explore the dynamics of race and ethnicity amongst librarians themselves.
doi:10.21083/partnership.v10i2.3565 fatcat:mf5szffjjjdz7lutsupp4ifhgq