This box is an example of a tool of transparency used in our LibGuides.
In order to critically engage with scholarship, scholars need to be aware of the inherent problems within the system of academic scholarship. Be aware that many databases have inherent bias that reflect a primarily white, cis-male standard that permeates American society and academia. Even the terms we use to search for research are inherently problematic. By acknowledging these inherent problems, all scholars can participate in improving the academic and public discourse.
In the Summer of 2021, Robert E. Kennedy Library participated in Camp LORDS.
Camp LORDSwas a summer weekly working group to catch up on the work and continue important conversations that were started in the past year. Please see below for the topics and working ideas that came up during these sessions.