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Open LibGuide Review

This LibGuide is a documentation of the Open LibGuide Review Sessions projects at CalPoly.


This guide outlines the Robert E. Kennedy Library's Open LibGuide Review Sessions. 

We have created this project to cultivate a community that provides space for critique, conversation and criticality. We hope to bring anti-racist practices to our LibGuides using critical race theory in acknowledging the structures of publishing, libraries, and reference in our work. This review system works towards implementing an open review system to ensure that LibGuides hold the criticality to fights against the farce of neutrality within knowledge organizations. We value all perspectives in our organization to come together. 

To get involved as a:

1. Participant, tune in every other Wednesday at 2:30pm to join the discussion. 

2. Reviewer, provide your thoughtful comments on the rubric for the upcoming review. See Current Calendar of Reviews below, and more information in the Session Details tab. 

3. Reviewee, submit your LibGuide to be reviewed! Join our queue in the form below

This living LibGuide was created by Jaime Ding, Mark Bieraugel, Russ White, Laura Sorvetti, and Sarah Lester on October 7, 2020. 

Current Calendar of Review Sessions

Review sessions are held every other Friday in 2021 at 10am for 1-1.5 hours. 
Please contact jaime ding for the zoom room link! 

Date LibGuide Rubric Link
January 29  Architecture (+)  Rubric
February 12 Digital Projects Lab Rubric
February 26 Civil & Environmental Engineering Rubric


LibGuide Submission

Scholar Representation by Race

This box is an example of a tool of transparency used in our LibGuides.
Check the FAQ for any questions pertaining to this tool. 

Scholar Representation by Race
This tally acknowledges the white supremacy in scholarship: the numbers indicate the racial representation of the scholars listed in this LibGuide.
Black Scholars: 4    Indigenous Scholars:  2     Latinx Scholars: 3    APID(A) Scholars: 3  Other Identifying Scholars: 0  White Scholars: 8 

You will find this on many of our LibGuides, as a system to keep us accountable in looking at the racial diversity of the sources we provide.  These sources have been selected based upon research for the Kennedy Library's Digital Publishing Project.