Is it appropriate to seek out intentionally seek out scholars of color and other marginalized community? This is a subject of debate. One potential argument in favor of it can be based on one of the frames for the Framework for Information Literacy developed by the Association for College and Research Libraries. This frame asserts that Authority is Constructed and Contextual. This frame argues (in part) that:
Experts understand the need to determine the validity of the information created by different authorities and to acknowledge biases that privilege some sources of authority over others, especially in terms of others’ worldviews, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural orientations.
Consider these experts and information sources for your research.
Would you like to correspond with a scholar of color or one from a historically marginalized community? Would you like to invite one to meet with your students over Zoom as a guest speaker? Consider members of these scholarly communities.
Academic Video Online: Premium is a library subscription database that includes collections focused on the experiences of historically marginalized communities. You can access these databases off-campus or over a WiFi connection with a Lone Star College library barcode number.
We have several databases that may be of interest to scholars in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion fields.