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Intersectionality and Identity Issues in the Information Professions

Intersectional Theory was introduced by Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and the University of California, Los Angeles, in “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics
The University of Chicago Legal Forum 140:139-167 (1989)

Also see this 2016 Ted Talk by Crenshaw, The urgency of intersectionality

How is this topic is discussed in the Information Professional community:

Discussion of intersecting axes of privilege, domination and oppression.
Source: Kathryn Pauly Morgan,. “Describing the Emperor’s New Clothes: Three Myths of Educational (In-)Equity” in The Gender Question in Education: Theory, Pedagogy, and Politics>, ed. A. Diller, B. Houston, K.P. Morgan, and M. Ayim. (Boulder, CO: Westview. Press, 1996)

The Diversity Wheel: an intersectionality diagram, a helpful visual tool for understanding this topic from Johns Hopkins University’s Diversity Leadership Council

Making a New Table: Intersectional Librarianship, by Fobazi Ettarh, In the Library with the Lead Pipe, 2014.

Intersectionality at the Reference Desk: Lived Experiences of Women of Color Librarians, by Annie Pho and Rose L. Chou, In The Feminist Reference Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations. UCLA: Library, 2017.

Members, please let us know via SLA Connect DICE if you know of additional resources we should add here.

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SLA President Roberto Sarmiento

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SLA’s Diversity, Inclusion, Community, Equity (DICE) Caucus is a permanent, organized presence of diversity and inclusion (D&I) within and for the association and its members. All SLA members may join DICE at no charge. DICE provides tools and more for units and members. 



Events, Webinars, Links, RSS

Events, webinars, etc. – conferences, lectures, webinars on Diversity Inclusion Equity and Community in LIS:
  • The second Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium will be held November 15-16 2018 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. The 2018 theme is “Power & Resistance in Library Pedagogy”.  **Registration will be free
  • IDEAL ’19 to be held Tuesday–Wednesday, August 6–7, 2019 formerly the National Diversity in Libraries Conference.  Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives.