Despite increasingly diverse classrooms, librarians may teach to the middle without considering the divergent experiences of the actual students in the class. Additionally, the centrality of whiteness in academia and librarianship may contribute to a lack of inclusivity in the library instruction classroom. Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) provides a framework for realizing inclusivity for culturally diverse students. This article presents theoretically grounded, practical applications of CRT for the library instruction classroom within three suggested areas for improvement: preparation, communication, and facilitation.
Seaman, Priscilla; Cowden, Chapel; Copeland, Sarah; and Gao, Lu, "Teaching with Intent: Applying Culturally Responsive Teaching to Library Instruction" (2021). University Libraries Faculty Scholarship. 141.