The Black Experience in Library School: A Survey of Encounters with Racism Among African American Library School Students, 1990-2007

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Experiencing racism at Kent State University’s library school program led me to perform research with a focus on black student’s encounters with racism when they were library school students. An online survey was distributed to African American students enrolled in U.S. library schools from 1990-2007. Survey respondents were asked a series of questions about their encounters with racism in library school, and to contribute advice on improving the LIS education for African American students in areas of diversity and curriculum.


Keywords: Black Experience, Library School Survey, Racism, Kent State, Black Librarianship
Stream: Learning, Education, Training
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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Toccara Porter

Library School Student, Kent State School of Library and Information Science
Columbus, Ohio, USA


Ref: D08P0084