Doctoral Student/ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellow University of South Carolina-Columbia
The proposed poster showcases the Critical Race Theory (CRT) digital toolkit I created alongside my advisor Dr. Nicole Cooke as 2022 American Library Association Carnegie Whitney Grant recipients. The toolkit aims to dismantle the misconceptions surrounding critical race theory by making credible resources, media, and teachings accessible to all. The detailed toolkit is structured to provide accurate foundational information surrounding the development of CRT by detailing and highlighting the theory's scholars, their writings, and their teachings. The toolkit also provides scholarly readings organized by the many subgenres of CRT. Furthermore, users of the digital toolkit can access curated pedagogical instruction from various CRT scholars. And to ensure that the content provided is accessible to all, I've linked every resource provided to its open or universal access source.
The proposed poster will also highlight how I've used the digital toolkit in my doctoral teachings and current research. Finally, the poster aims to demonstrate how LIS community members can use the digital toolkit to deepen their understanding of CRT, enhance their pedagogical efforts, and strengthen their respective community's learning by providing credible resources, and stop the spread of disinformation surrounding Critical Race Theory.