Series on Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS

Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho, Series Editors

Litwin Books and Library Juice Press seek book proposals and manuscripts for an ongoing series, Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in Library and Information Studies. This series aims to collect and publish works from theoretical, practical and personal perspectives that critically engage issues of race, ethnicity, cultural diversity and equity in library and information science (LIS).

Published in the series:

Forthcoming in the series:

Potential topics include:

  • Historical understandings and current explorations of race, racism and whiteness in LIS and LIS education
  • Critical race and multicultural approaches to LIS and their relation to: anti-racism, censorship, immigration, information access, institutional and systemic racism, intellectual freedom, gender inequities, language, post-colonialism and settler colonialism, power structures, social justice, structural oppression, transnationalism, and white privilege
  • Analysis and exploration of race and ethnicity and its intersections with ability, age, class, gender, nationality, sexuality, etc.
  • Theoretical perspectives and practical strategies for promoting racial equity and addressing racial oppression in the profession, including cataloging, collection development, community outreach, funding, instruction, Internet, library schools, management, programs, technology, and the workplace
  • Practical approaches and examples of developing collections and archives in nonprofits grassroots, and other community-based organizations that work for/with historically marginalized racial communities
  • Works that address library and information needs of African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, Chicano/as, Latino/as, etc.
  • Explorations of issues of race and whiteness in children’s and young adult librarianship, school librarianship, and prison librarianship
  • Historical perspectives on racial, ethnic and cultural issues in librarianship and the role of activists, archivists, librarians, social movements, and library associations, organizations or groups have played in promoting racial equity and challenging racism and oppression in the profession
  • Works that explore and discuss race and librarianship in countries outside the United States are also welcome

Please submit queries, proposals, and manuscripts to Rose L. Chou, roselovechou@gmail.com or Annie Pho, anniepho@gmail.com.