LIS microaggressions

"The genial grimalkin"
From A book of cheerful cats and other animated animals / by J. G. Francis  (1903)

13th chat, September 9 2014: LIS microaggressions

Moderated by @catladylib

Storify by @Liz_Librarian

Microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward individuals from marginalized communities. This chat will focus on microaggressions in the LIS field. For some background reading check this article out:

Discussion questions:

  • Q1: What does microaggression look like in librarianship? #critlib
  • Q2: What do you do as an individual when you’ve experienced a microaggression? Are some coping strategies better than others? #critlib
  • Q3: How do you deal w/microaggressions in the workplace? How does your admin? #critlib
  • Q4: How can we create cultures in our libraries that are inclusive for our employees and patrons? #critlib
  • Q5: How do you own up when you’ve been the microaggessor? #critlib