Describing the invisible : how white youth services librarians perceive race in urban public libraries.

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Greer_dissertation_2016.pdf

Citation

Greer, Amy, author., “Describing the invisible : how white youth services librarians perceive race in urban public libraries.,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed October 25, 2020, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/17.

Title

Describing the invisible : how white youth services librarians perceive race in urban public libraries.

Creator

Greer, Amy, author.

Date

2016

Description

This study investigated how white identity influences the ways in which youth services librarians serving a diverse young adult population in urban areas make meaning of race, both their own and their patrons. Fifteen interviews were conducted, followed by both researcher and professional transcription, and memo-ing to ensure validity. Phenomenological coding techniques were used to develop a structure for the ways in which youth services librarians make meaning of race in their professional life. Six major themes are identified, examined, and placed in the broader context of whiteness studies research. This work is illustrated by the narrative data collected from the fifteen librarians interviewed.

Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Simmons College, 2016.

Bibliography: pages 146-154.

Subject

Young adult services librarians -- United States.
Whites -- Race identity -- Race relations.
Rural libraries.

Publisher

Simmons College (Boston, Mass.)

Format

1 PDF (v, 222 pages)

Language

english

Type

Doctoral Dissertation

Identifier

Z682.4.Y68 .G74 2016