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The Diversity Bookshelf: The Story of Race in Books

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
12:00am – 11:59pm

Storrs Campus
Homer Babbidge Library, Level 1

Students are often unaware of the rich body of literature relating to questions of race and racism in society, literature that is critical for a better understanding of a complex, multi-disciplinary topic. Two Babbidge librarians propose producing a slide-based program highlighting both past and recent major works on the topic. This slide presentation would be mounted using the large presentation screen on Level I in the Babbidge Library, and would be repeated throughout the day on November 8. Accompanying the presentation will be tables that will display a selection of library books for students to peruse and to check out if they wish. The presentation will use significant publications relating to studies on race that outline the major themes and trends in the scholarship on the subject, and will include a review of a number of books on hand, highlighting the major themes found in the literature. Since the study of race is multi-disciplinary, important works in sociology, anthropology, gender studies, and political science will make up the body of literature highlighted. A bibliography of important past and current literature is also planned, and will be made available to students as a handout and online. A special library research guide will be developed for use online as well.


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