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Friday, May 6 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
Hearing the Silenced Voices: White Supremacy Culture and the CRAAP Test

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In drawing parallels between Tema Ocun's "White Supremacy Culture Characteristics" and the popular CRAAP test used by instruction librarians to weed out "crap" resources, I show how vital voices are ignored when either paradigm is in play. I seek to demonstrate that there are other methods of resource analysis that do not align themselves so closely to White supremacy culture, thus allowing these silenced voices to be heard. This session draws upon my experience in teaching a one-credit information theory and practice course. I will be using a combination of lecture and presentation to cover this topic.

Participants will:
  1. Critique Methods of Analyzing Information Needs
  2. Recognize the Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture
  3. Apply the the Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture to Methods of Analysis of Information Needs

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Ayanna Gaines

Student Success Librarian, Woodbury University
Hi! I'm a popular culture geek, mom to two boys, cat wrangler, and ice tea drinker. I engage in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work in my position at work, through various committees in my off-time, and even through the coed fraternity I am a member of. I like sound baths and Three... Read More →

Friday May 6, 2022 11:20am - 12:10pm EDT
Auditorium 1 in the Marriott Hotel