“Thin Skinned,” Unappreciated, and Overworked

Experiences and impacts of Microaggressions in the fields of Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Editors: Monique G. Breaux, Cheylon K. Woods, and Beth J.H Patin

Price: $35

Expected: May 2024

ISBN: 978-1-63400-147-2

“Thin Skinned,” details the various forms of microaggressions GLAM professionals experience in the workplace, and during their careers. Personal narrative in combination with interdisciplinary research validates these experiences and showcases an ongoing issue within the GLAM community. This book will look at the wide variety of microaggressions including, but not limited to: race, gender, age, orientation, and ability. The intended audiences for this book are employees working in GLAM institutions, human resource directors, and those in management and/or administrative positions within their institutions. It is important for those in positions of power to understand the trials and tribulations that their employees may be experiencing; to help mitigate these issues in the future. Ideally, this text will be a model for collaborative, corrective, and restorative policy changes within the GLAM community.

Monique Breaux, MLIS is currently the Online Learning Support Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Breaux is actively engaged in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Justice in higher education, and has research interests in this rapidly evolving topic.

Cheylon Woods, MA, MLIS is currently the Director and Archivist of the Ernest J. Gaines Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Dupre Libraries. Woods is also the author of Through Mama’s Eyes: Unique Perspectives in Southern Matriarchy, and is actively engaged in research involving the preservation of rural African American communities in the deep South.

Beth Patin, MLIS, MIS, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. Beth’s research focuses on information equity, community resilience, and cultural responsiveness. Her current work focuses on epistemicide, libraries during disasters, and reparative storytelling and the Civil Rights Movement.