LibGuides for Social Justice: Transformative or Transactional?
⭐Winner of the Peoples Choice Poster Award at ALAO 2020
For Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) 2020 Conference Resilience: Sustainable & Thriving Academic Libraries for the Future, October 28-30
Abstract: The use of the LibGuides platform to provide access to information and resources outside the scope of traditional subject and course guides is a direct example of how libraries and librarians are using their tools to become advocates and allies for change. In this poster presentation, I explore LibGuides that were created in conversation with the Black Lives Matter, anti-racism movements and police brutality dialogues happening in our country, highlighting the need to think critically about our motivations and implementations of social justice guides.