Celebrating Black Faculty and Student Scholarship: A Framework for UW Libraries Programming and Outreach
The University of Washington Libraries' vision is to become an inclusive and equitable organization. Through our capstone, we highlight the historical, political, and cultural aspects of Black experiences and envision the impact of showcasing student and community research in library spaces. Through interviews and in partnership with the Research Commons, the Open Scholarship Commons, and the Assessment and Planning department, our project frames how to implement programming and outreach inspired by the voices of UW’s Black community. We present four recommendations to UW Libraries addressing space, community engagement, and the power of listening to and affirming Black perspectives and experiences.