June 15, 2021

Journal Article: Culturally Responsive Community Engagement Programming and the University Library: Lessons Learned from Half a Decade of VTDITC

The article linked below was recently published by In the Library with a Lead Pipe.

Title

Culturally Responsive Community Engagement Programming and the University Library: Lessons Learned from Half a Decade of VTDITC

Authors

Craig Arthur
Virginia Tech University

Freddy Paige

La’ Portia Perkins

Jasmine Weiss
Virginia Tech University

Michael Williams

Source

In the Library with a Lead Pipe
December 2, 2020

In Brief

VTDITC: Hip Hop Studies at Virginia Tech is an award-winning series of experiential learning-focused, culturally responsive community engagement programs. It is deeply rooted in hip hop culture and is cosponsored by numerous organizations both on campus and in the community; the heart of the program is undoubtedly the Virginia Tech University Libraries. We have hosted more than 350 programs over the past five academic years. Notably, our Community Engagement Fellows, a team of undergraduate and graduate students, helped design and co-teach approximately forty-five media literacy workshops in the community beyond campus in the ‘19-’20 academic year. Our guiding mission is to remove barriers to entry, to recognize art as scholarship, to learn by doing, and, importantly, to create an expressive and collaborative environment which allows for creative freedom. 

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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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