CRT in praxis: Library and archival collections at San José State University
Education for Information
Through various efforts, the staff and faculty of San José State University's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (King Library) are working towards creating more equitable and inclusive collections. Examining the library's collecting practices and collections by and about African Americans, this article presents the ongoing work of a working group that was formed in 2020 in response to an Anti-Racism Action Plan developed in the library. By using some of the tenets of the CRT framework such as intersectionality, counter-storytelling, and deconstructing colorblindness and white supremacy, the authors discuss the steps that are being taken to revise, review, and revisit the King Library's collecting practices in relation to the history of SJSU's African American Studies program, the Africana Center, and other relevant community history.
African American resources, Collection development, Critical Race Theory, Special Collections & Archives
Mantra Roy, Kate Steffens, Peggy Cabrera, Jill Strykowski, and Anamika Megwalu. "CRT in praxis: Library and archival collections at San José State University" Education for Information (2022): 347-366. https://doi.org/10.3233/EFI-220054