Rebecca Hankins is an Associate Professor and a certified archivist/librarian who teaches courses on the use of primary sources for research in the areas of the African Diaspora, Women & Gender Studies, and Arabic Language and Culture. Her research and publications are centered on Muslims and Black popular culture production and the archival and library information science fields viewed from a critical race theory lens. She has co-edited a collection of essays with Miguel Juarez (UTEP) titled Where Are All the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academia (Library Juice Press, January 2016).
Do We Need a Climate Change? Where Diversity Meets the Academic Library and Archives Environment
Rebecca Hankins, MLIS, Certified Archivist
Associate Professor, Africana Studies/Women & Gender Studies, Race & Ethnic Studies/Arabic Language, Librarian/Curator, Texas A&M University
Miguel Juárez, MLS, MA
Arts Advocate, Author, Crowdfunding Consultant, Doctoral student (University of Texas at El Paso).
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Pacific Time
Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate URL: join live session
Diversity, multi-culturalism, critical race theory, aversive racism, and micro-aggressions are all buzz words that we hear about and note the rolling eyes when mentioned. Aren’t we past the need to consider these issues, “We have a Black president” or are we “post racial?” If so, why are we still having issues of diversity? These are the common refrains you hear inside and outside of academia. The library and archives environment are no exception to displaying “diversity fatigue.” This colloquium will discuss some of the concerns and reasons why diversity is not a settled issue and needs to be front and center in the library and archival professions.
Individuals requiring real-time captioning or other accommodation should contact Dr. Sue Alman as soon as possible.
Miguel Juárez has an MLS from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, School of Information and Library Science (1998), as well as an MA in Border Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso History Program (2012), where he currently working on his doctorate in U.S./Borderlands/Urban History. From 1998 to 2014, he worked as an academic librarian at: SUNY Buffalo, the University of Arizona, Texas A&M University, the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA, and at the University of North Texas. He is also an activist-scholar who blogs and writes about archives, Chican@ studies, cultural studies, digital humanities, diversity issues, historic tourism and preservation, information science, social media and trans-border labor issues. He is co-editor with Rebecca Hankins on Where Are All the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academia (Library Juice Press, January 2016).