[This content was originally published on February 18, 2019 at The Ink On The Page.]
Last year the North Carolina Libary Associations’ Roundtable for Minority Ethnic Concerns (NCLA REMCo) invited me to join their Cultural Conversation’s slate. Below is the webinar I led, titled “Exploring (de)Authenticity: Impact on PoC, Implications for Practice.”
The webinar reflects a joint effort between me and the racial/ethnic minority academic librarians who offered me data on their experiences. I discuss my concept of deauthenticity, how it manifests in the racial/ethnic minority academic librarian low-morale experience, and share the results of the informal survey, which remains open.