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ERIC Number: EJ1419288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
EISSN: EISSN-1092-1206
Libraries Engaging BIPOC Communities with STEMM: A Scoping Review
Janis Joyce Shearer
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, n105 2024
Academic and research libraries historically lack intentional engagement with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. This scoping review examines how academic and research library literature address social justice issues by engaging BIPOC with science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or medicine (STEMM) disciplines in North America. The review included published and unpublished literature by all types of library workers from varying education levels and used resources found within education databases and sources known as "grey literature." Findings identified a prevalence of BIPOC engagement via health topics with off-campus communities in comparison to limited interaction with BIPOC college and university students. A variety of engagement strategies and activities are discussed as unique opportunities and avenues for libraries to address issues related to social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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