Social Justice, anti-black racism, LibGuides, assessment
This study sought to analyze anti-Black racism LibGuides created by ARL member institutions to determine strengths and weaknesses of the guides based on LibGuides best practices. Institutional and LibGuide author demographic information were also gathered to determine correlations or trends, if any. Rubric evaluation of LibGuides found that guides were strongest in areas related to guide design, materials included on the guides, and links to resources. Guides were weakest in areas related to the framing of social justice and pedagogy. Results from this study have the potential to inform the structure and revision of social justice LibGuides at a time when librarianship is grappling with issues of neutrality, racism, and becoming more anti-racist.
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Piper, G., Ameen, M., & Lowe, M. S. (2021). An Investigation of Anti-Black Racism LibGuides at ARL Member Institutions. Communications in Information Literacy, 15 (2), 188–207. https://doi.org/10.15760/comminfolit.2021.15.2.3