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LibGuides for Social Justice: Transformative or Transactional?

Presented by

  • Stephanie Porrata (Ohio State University)


The use of the LibGuides platform to provide access to information and resources outside the scope of traditional subject and course guides is a direct example of how libraries and librarians are using their tools to become advocates and allies for change. In this poster presentation, I explore LibGuides that were created in conversation with the Black Lives Matter, anti-racism movements and police brutality dialogues happening in our country, highlighting the need to think critically about our motivations and implementations of social justice guides.


Intro Video

Supplemental Documents


Stephanie Porrata graduated with a an M.A in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and M.L.S in May of 2019 and is currently a Mary P. Key Diversity Resident Librarian for Area Studies at the Ohio State University. Stephanie is interested in exploring libraries as areas for activism and resistance

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