WORKSHOP: The Librarian’s Guide to Finding Diverse Voices in Academic Research (40 mins)


  • Christopher Lowder
  • Sarah Madorma
  • Ashley Blinstrub
  • Megan Reichelt



Diverse voices are important to us as teachers and to our students, but they are often erased or suppressed. In this session, librarians and staff from Mason University Libraries will guide participants through their process and struggles in creating the Finding Diverse Voices in Academic Scholarship Research Guide. This guide outlines the challenges scholars confront while searching for diverse voices, illustrates strategies for how to find diverse voices both inside and outside of traditional library systems, and highlights resources that start researchers on their journey.

Attendees will learn about the resources the library has created to assist with teaching these issues in the classroom as well as some strategies for teaching this topic. Interactivity and discussions will be interspersed throughout the session.

Author Biographies

Christopher Lowder

University Libraries

Sarah Madorma

University Libraries

Ashley Blinstrub

University Libraries

Megan Reichelt

University Libraries





2021 FRIDAY 12:00pm-12:45pm