“I Didn’t Mean Anything By It”: How Racial Microaggressions are Perceived [video replay]
Diversity, inclusion, and equity are key words that are considered important aspects to the library profession. Although attempts seem to be made towards that end, what is really causing some librarians of color to leave or think of leaving the profession? The work environment may be the problem. Librarians of color encounter racial microaggressions on a daily basis. In this presentation, the presenter will define microaggressions and what librarians of color and the dominant culture should know about them.
Our presenter, Audrey Robinson-Nkongola, is an Assistant Professor/Campus Librarian at Western Kentucky University. She has presented locally and regionally about microagressions and is the co-author of a Journal of Library Administration article, Dropped in Without a Parachute.
The session was moderated by Greg Szczyrbak and Rebecca Graff of the ULS Professional Development Committee. For a list of future and past programs, visit the Committee’s Programs Page.