AT Sharecase June 2021: Amplifying information resources for diversity, equity and anti-racism work

Academic Technology SHAREcase 2021

The Academic Technology SHAREcase (June 8-9, 2021) is a professional development event where the University Academic Technology community can share challenges and--working together--find solutions. Theme: Cultivating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through Academic Technology.


Slides: Amplifying information resources for diversity, equity and anti-racism work

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Sample of related library research guides

Libraries Racial Equity Collections Fund - Spotlight items

The Libraries Racial Equity Collections Fund is used to supplement our collecting efforts in an attempt to amplify diverse voices and perspectives in all subject areas, especially with regard to race, racism, and intersectional histories of prejudice and liberation. In this guide, you can find a sampling of e-books, print books, and streaming films that have been purchased with monies from the fund.

Sample of databases that search current materials

Sample of databases that search historic and primary sources

Umbra Search African American History

Givens Collection of African American Literature (in Andersen Library)

Mapping Prejudice Project

Map from Mapping Prejudice"This research is showing what communities of color have known for decades. Structural barriers stopped many people who were not white from buying property and building wealth for most of the last century.

In Minneapolis, these restrictions served as powerful obstacles for people of color seeking safe and affordable housing. They also limited access to community resources like parks and schools. Racial covenants dovetailed with redlining and predatory lending practices to depress homeownership rates for African Americans. Contemporary white residents of Minneapolis like to think their city never had formal segregation. But racial covenants did the work of Jim Crow in northern cities like Minneapolis.

This history has been willfully forgotten. So we created Mapping Prejudice to shed new light on these historic practices. We cannot address the inequities of the present without an understanding of the past."

Tretter Collection (in Andersen Library)

Immigration History Research Center Archives (in Andersen Library)

Upper Midwest Jewish Archives (in Andersen Library)

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