Document Type



Library and Information Science | Race and Ethnicity


“Microaggressions” refer to those brief occurrences and encounters that subtly reinforce systems of power and privilege. Libraries and information organizations are not immune to these microaggressions. They exist in our library catalogues, archives, research, professional organizations and interpersonal interactions. The authors explore biases in librarianship, particularly in bibliographic metadata, then present tools to engage librarians as well as faculty and graduate students.


Presented at the ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference on May 9, 2014 in Worcester, MA.


Microagressions, representation, libraries, diversity, demographics

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MicroaggresssionsHandout_ACRLNE.pdf (78 kB)
Handout for ACRL New England Conference

MicroaggressionsACRLNECColorHandout.pdf (229 kB)
Color handout for ACRL New England Conference



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