In the wake of the racial violence occurring in the United States in 2020, the UC San Diego (UCSD) Library created a collaborative, non-hierarchical, employee-led group that allowed for a new way of sharing and listening across the organization. The Library Community Collective (LCC) is a collaboration between the Library Community Building Committee and the Library Diversity and Inclusion Committee and has provided an ongoing platform for challenging discourse on topics such as white supremacy, allyship, anti-asian violence, fat phobia and microaggressions. In hopes of providing a model and inspiration for other libraries to pursue similar initiatives, the authors will provide background on the LCC and its creation, methods, outcomes and challenges.
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Goodson, Leatrice; Moore, Alanna Aiko; Friedman, Lia; Robles-Fradet, Philippe; and Almodovar, Rachel
"Library Community Collective: Advocating for Social Justice through Community Conversations,"
Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 13:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol13/iss1/3