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Wednesday, February 7 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Session 1.2A - Juried Papers: You’re So Sensitive! How LIS Professionals Define and Discuss Microaggressions Online.

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This study uses content analysis to explore how LIS professionals define and discuss microaggressions in an extended online discussion thread.  Findings reveal that there are multiple mis/understandings of microaggressions by the LIS community. Participants demonstrated gaps in knowledge about microaggressions, and power and privilege. Additionally, while some of the discussions were productive, often the dynamics and content of the conversation reinforced dominant viewpoints and experiences. This research has implications for LIS educators, underscoring the need to expand our students’ educational universe by teaching about microaggressions in the context of power and privilege in structured environments like the LIS classroom.

Wednesday February 7, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Meadowbrook I