“The identification of whiteness and its structuralizing principles is necessary in order to combat its invisibility and normative effects. Hence, the theoretical investigation into histories of whiteness is a crucial intervention within the LIS field.”

– Todd Honma
Honma, T. (2005). Trippin’ Over the Color Line: The Invisibility of Race in Library and Information Studies. InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 1(2).

We Here is a supportive community/space for library and archive workers and library and information science (LIS) students of color. Some of the ways in which We Here can be described is as a support group, collaboration network, and mentorship platform. We Here has closed platforms specifically for People of Color (POC) and open channels for everyone else.

We Here is doing the work our institutions and organizations have not yet built into the fabric of our profession. We Here is helping to retain POC in LIS professions. 

Main admins for We Here:
Jennifer Brown
Jennifer Ferretti
Charlotte Roh

Our closed groups are on Facebook, Slack, and Google Groups. Are you POC in LIS and want to join one (or all) of our closed forums? Let us know by filling out the form below.

Follow our open platforms:

instagram: @librarieswehere

twitter: @librarieswehere

Medium (reading open to all, authorship only open for POC)


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