Journal of Academic Librarianship
While there have been studies on faculty use of streaming video resources in academic libraries, none have focused on the specific needs of ethnic studies faculty. Using a thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews with 13 ethnic studies faculty from two public university campuses, this study found that faculty engagement with video is based upon a pedagogical strategy that responds to the specific demands and goals of ethnic studies curricula, while centering on student needs by using free resources whenever possible. Within this paradigm, faculty choose from three categories of content: key primary and secondary sources; flexible supporting sources; and current topics of interest. Understanding what motivates ethnic study faculty could be helpful as librarians work with vendors and advocate for the content that best meets instructional needs. Librarians can also help improve faculty's instructional outcomes by communicating about licensing options and streaming media availability through the library.
Academic libraries, Ethnic studies, Semi-structured interviews, Streaming video, Thematic analysis
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Keri Prelitz, Nick Szydlowski, Mantra Roy, Anthony Davis, Ann Agee, and Emily K. Chan. "How ethnic studies faculty use streaming video: Instructional needs, applications, and challenges" Journal of Academic Librarianship (2023). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2022.102654