Do We Need a Climate Change? Where Diversity Meets the Academic Library and Archives Environment
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.