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:
- Borders and Belonging: Critical Examinations of Library Approaches toward Immigrants, edited by Ana Ndumu
- Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS, edited by Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho
- Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science, edited by Gina Schlesselman-Tarango
- Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom, edited by Nicole A. Cooke and Miriam E. Sweeney
Forthcoming in the series:
- Everywhere and Nowhere: Understanding Diaspora in the Library, by Teresa Helena Moreno
- Building Our Own: Critiques, Narratives, and Practices from BIPOC Community College Workers in LIS, edited by Amanda M. Leftwich and Eva M.L. Rios-Alvarado
- Serving Hispanic, Latine, and Latinx Students in Academic Libraries, edited by Isabel Soto-Luna and Sommer Browning
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