LibGuides of Social Justice Issues

Social Justice Resources 

This is a collective effort to provide resources from, Information Professionals in various area of Social Justice, so add to this by contacting DICE co-leaders on the SLA member Connect site.  This resource is a product of labor by many folks, we thank them for their effort and we have attempted to cite or list creators of these resources.  These resources lead you to works that are created by even more folks that have added to our understanding of these issues and the actions behind them.

Please use and add to these bibliographies, resource kits, LibGuides, directories, and more; all focused on LIS and social justice!






LibGuides (and other guides) of Social Justice Issues
These guides have been created by folks in LIS for all to use.


Created by Twanna Hodge, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Librarian, University of Florida

A new spin on LibGuides Tricks has you looking at your guides in a new light with some helpful, insightful, actionable advice.

21-Day Racial Equity Challenge
The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released the syllabus of its recent 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge focused on libraries and archives.  The syllabus is the work of the University Libraries’ IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility) Council. It is part of the Library’s Reckoning Initiative, which commits to using equity, inclusion and social justice as a lens for its work.

Algorithmic Injustice
University of Washington provide a resource as part of their LibGuides on Racial Justice Resources that is specific to Algorithmic Injustice.  This resource features  a gallery view of titles in the field, and sections highlighting Current Editorials, Articles & Essays, Selected Academic Articles and other resources.

AAPI Guide - Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

In this guide you will find resources for learning more about Asian American & Pacific Islander history in the United States and abroad, activism, culture, and teaching materials. Resources are available within Bronx Community College, CUNY and online. This guide includes cultural organizations whose work focuses on communities in The Bronx, New York City, and across the U.S.  Created by the staff at the CUNY Bronx Community College campus library.

Anti-Oppression LibGuide
This guide is intended to provide some general information about anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion as well as information and resources for the social justice issues key to the Simmons University community.  A 2021 How To Be An Antiracist libguide is publicly accessible on the university's library pages.   

Anti-Oppression LibGuides
This guide attempts to provide general information and a starting point to learn about anti-oppression, inclusion, and privilege, as well as provide knowledge and resources to key social justice issues. The New York Institute of Technology community is welcome to suggest resources.
Includes: Anti-Oppression resources, Anti-racist resources, Anti-Islamophobia, LGBTQIA resources, Anti-ableism resources, Feminist resources, and more.

This guide from Southern Adventist University contains information on resources relating to anti-racism, including recommended books for further reading and films.  This includes resources on the African American experience, Criminal Justice & Race, History of Race & Racism, Intersectionality, Racism in Healthcare, Talking About & Stopping Racism, Whiteness and other areas.

Anti-racist Resources
A guide to anti-racist resources at University of Denver Libraries and beyond.

Antiracism Resources
Created by Malikah Hall, Lisa Goodman, Cynthia Burress, Kristen Rowlett, & Jamie Madison of Texas A&M University, Dee J. Kelly Law Library.
This guide will help users learn more about antiracism and how to become antiracism allies and accomplices.  It also includes support and self-care resources for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

Anti-Racism Resources
Foothill College's LibGuide aims to serve as a resource for self-education as to ways racism and white supremacy are woven into the fabric of our society. We hope this resource will inspire you to act by taking an active and academic interest in these topics, sharing your knowledge with your networks, and using what you learn to take actions toward social justice.

Black American Experiences during the Covid-19 Pandemic
This collection from Harvard University documents the experience of COVID-19 across Black communities in America. Its intention is to create a collective conversation of material for teaching and learning about the contemporary effects of COVID-19 among Black communities as it is tied to the historical legacy of race in America.

BIPOC Authors on Nature, Environmental Justice Booklist
This list is a starting place for exploring writing by Black people, indigenous people, and People of Color that reflects relationships with the natural world and environmental justice.  Created by University of Colorado Boulder Libraries.

This guide is intended to provide general sources and research information about the Black Lives Matter movement and social justice issues to the California State University San Marcos Community. This guide is by no means exhaustive and will be continuously updated and added to.

Black Lives Matter: Policing and Incarceration
Created by Princeton University Library

Black Lives Matter
This guide from Long Beach City College was designed to spark necessary conversation, exploration and dissection of systemic racism, inequity, injustice, oppression, and discrimination. The resource guide is not meant to be comprehensive, rather a dynamic collection of literary material. It includes lists of books, ebooks, article databases, streaming videos, playlists, and accessible online resources.

Black Lives Matter
This guide offers a sample of the resources available at Arizona State University Library and is intended for research as well as personal education.

Black Lives Matter 2020 guide
Created by Capital City Public Charter School 

Black Lives Matter Resources
This guide provides information resources related to the Black Lives Matter movement and the events leading up to this movement.  Created by Duquesne University.

Climate Justice
This guide presents books, e-books, audiobooks and streaming films available through the Bentley University Library as selected by staff from the Library, the Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center & the Bentley Office of Sustainability.

Communicating Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism
University of Maine's Raymond H. Fogler Library created this guide is a resource developed by members of the Communication and Journalism Department and their liaison librarian, to provide a space to: 1) share and exchange knowledge about race, racism, and antiracism; 2) help inform teaching; 3) and offer curated sources that folx may find useful for their personal and/or professional antiracist work.

Disability Resource Guide
A list of resource guides on various disabilities, disability theory, and assistive technologies in an effort to highlight resources in these areas. These guides are unique because they provide a centralized location for materials on common disabilities, bringing together resources like popular literature, movies, websites, journals, databases and assistive technologies.  You will find individual guides on Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Bipolar Disorder, Blind/Visual, Impairment, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Illness, Crohn's Disease, Deaf or Hard of, Hearing, Dementia, Depression, Disability Theory, Eating Disorders, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Physical Accessibility of Spaces, Limb Difference, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Physical and Mobility Disability, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia, Screen Readers, Social Anxiety Disorder, Speech Disorders, Speech Recognition Software, Tourette Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  Created by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and ALA Carnegie-Whitney Grant Project.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice (DEIJ) Resources: DEIJ at Moritz College of Law
This guide gathers materials and resources on the topic of DEIJ in law schools. The guide is meant to serve as a resource for faculty, adjuncts, students, staff, and librarians.   Created by Ohio State University - Moritz Law Library.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion : Library Staff Development 
This guide is intended to provide Michigan State University MSU Libraries' staff with information on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and related topics. The information presented in this guide can act as an introduction or users can familiarize themselves more intimately with DEI education.
The training resources and educational tools presented in this guide are organized by training format, followed by DEI related subject specific tabs.

Environmental Justice 
The University of Washington's libguide addresses race & equity, climate change, indigenous communities, food, pollution, and other resources.

History of the Black Experience
This guide will provide links to resources available from the University of Texas Libraries in support of Dr. Leonard N. Moore's History of Black Experience online course.

IAIA Bibliography
Major books featuring Institute of American Indian Arts students, faculty, alumni and trustees. An ongoing selected bibliography developed by Robert Neff Harcourt.  From the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Indigenous & Northern Studies
Includes resources on Indigenous film, A listing of Indigenous films and information from the University Library catalogue and other online databases.  Also Indigenous Studies, a wide range of research resources for academic papers and other research outputs.  From the library subject specialists at University of Saskatchewan.

Justice and Equity in Transportation and Urbanism
Justice and equity manifests in many different ways in transportation and urbanism. This guide by University of California Berkeley Library presents a number of resources to help you engage with the work necessary to make these systems just.

Law Enforcement and Racial Justice
Created by Vicente Garces for the University of Minnesota Law School.

Metadata Justice: At the Intersection of Social Justice and Cataloging
by Hallie Clawson on March 25th, 2019 on ACRL website.

Racial and Social Justice
The Northern Illinois University College of Law guide presents resources available to NIU College of Law students, faculty, administration and staff to help foster a legal profession dedicated to upholding racial justice. Critical Race Theory, racial justice movements, American slavery & segregation, race & policing, mass incarceration, voting discrimination, environmental justice, and other resources.

Racial justice and anti-racism resources
Created by MIT Libraries.

Racial Justice Libguide  
Created by Karen Wallace, Drake University Law Library

Racial Justice Resources
Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, provides this guide to resources provided by the Law Library, as well as external information, to support our community in considering racial justice and reconciliation.

Resilience & Mental Health in Nonfiction & Fiction
Books in this guide represent aspects of resilience and mental health; they are not intended to be therapeutic. Some works may be emotionally challenging for survivors.  Created and maintained the the library staff of the libraries at Olympic College.

Social Justice Guide
Howard University School of Law Library HUSL Library's Social Justice Guide, compiled for Howard University students and faculty as well as interested members of the public as an introduction to resources on the topics of (1) racial disparity, (2) racial diversity, (3) implicit bias and microaggression, (4) cultural sensitivity, (5) protests, and (6) access to justice.