Decolonising and diversifying the Library through student partnerships

Halliday, Kat; Courage, Kate; Matthews, Catriona and Globerson, Nina (2023). Decolonising and diversifying the Library through student partnerships. New Review of Academic Librarianship (Early access).

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2023.2287470

Abstract

This case study looks at the work to develop initiatives to diversify Warwick University Library’s collections, spaces and services, carried out in conjunction with our key student partners, Warwick’s Library Associates. It explores the origins of the voluntary Library Associates scheme, with an emphasis on working in true partnership with students, to deliver library improvements in line with their priorities and those of their peers. It examines the process of co-creating interventions to aid diversifying and demonstrates the role of the students as drivers for the initiatives. It discusses the ongoing work to be done to meaningfully diversify the Library and involves the student voice in the reporting of the project.

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