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Author ORCID Identifier

Matthew Chase: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4558-9897

Publication Title

TxLA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Annual Summit

Medical Subject Headings

Libraries; Teaching; Racism


This session explores the work of two academic librarians incorporating critical race theory (CRT) and antiracist framework in information literacy instruction. In 2020, at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access committee organized a series of town hall meetings with the university community. Students and faculty shared a strong need for discourses and understanding about racial issues in the curriculum. In response to this call, the presenters examined how the Library could contribute to students’ education through the lens of information literacy. The presenters developed a workshop called “How to be an Antiracist Researcher”, where students and faculty can learn to contextualize CRT in their research and clinical practices. The presenters will discuss the structure of the workshop, including strategies and resources in searching and evaluating the scholarly literature as well as conducting their research with an antiracist lens.


Presentation given at the Texas Library Association (TxLA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Annual Summit held online October 15, 2021.