October 24, 2020

“Commitment to Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” (Editorial from the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication)

From the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication:

We, the editors and editorial board of the international publication Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC), acknowledge that racism is a global phenomenon and condemn it unreservedly. Further, we categorically condemn the pervasive state-sanctioned violence of white supremacy and systemic racism, which has allowed for long-standing racial injustice, police and military brutality, and the exploitation and dehumanization of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) across the globe.

JLSC is tied closely to the practices and institutions of publishing and academe, which like any institution, as Elaine L. Westbrooks writes, “[operate] through a set of legacy systems that have been in place for decades. These systems implicitly and explicitly perpetuate inequity because they have been traditionally centered on whiteness and patriarchy as a default.” We must actively resist our journal’s discriminatory legacies and advance practices that pro-mote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Read the Complete Editorial
3 pages; PDF.

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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