University Libraries Publications

Title

African American Academic Librarians: An Evidence Map Case Study Using Rapid Review Methodology

Publication Title

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Article

DOI

doi.org/10.1080/01639269.2016.1283177

Keywords

academic librarians, African American, evidence mapping, rapid reviews

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Race and Ethnicity | Sociology

Abstract

This article explores rapid review and evidence mapping methodology to map library literature on the presence of, status of, or support for African American academic librarians. Rapid reviews include transparent steps and are completed in a short time frame. Evidence mapping is emerging as a way to summarize evidence. A chronological map indicated topics and impacts of papers. Additional analysis also showed four broad themes: diversity, recruitment, retention, and racism. In our view, rapid review and evidence mapping methods should be considered by academic librarians. Further research should look at racism that still seems apparent in academic libraries.


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