Democratizing Research Access: Overcoming Exclusion from Well-Resourced University Research Libraries
CSW Research Affiliate Brown Bag
Wednesday, October 11, 2-3:30 p.m., Rolfe 2125
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Stay afterwards for the CSW/Gender Studies Fall Reception in the Rolfe Courtyard at 4pm! Reception Details: https://csw.ucla.edu/event/fall-welcome-reception/
For a growing number of scholars, gaining access to adequate library resources–both books and digital– has become increasingly challenging. The problem of unequal research access is exacerbating larger problems of inequity across academia, by creating barriers for those working outside of large, well-resourced universities. This group includes independent scholars, faculty at under-resourced institutions, and others occupying positions of “career diversity,” a contingent likely to expand in the coming years. At this brown bag, Becky Nicolaides will lead a discussion that explores the nature of the problem and possible pathways toward solutions, based on her advocacy on this issue as an elected member of the American Historical Association – Research Division.
Becky Nicolaides is a historian who works as an independent scholar and consultant in Los Angeles. She specializes in U.S. urban and suburban history, and the history of Los Angeles. She serves as co-editor of the “Historical Studies of Urban America” series published by University of Chicago Press and is co-coordinator of the L.A History and Metro Studies group at the Huntington Library. She is a Research Affiliate at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and an Affiliated Research Scholar at the Huntington-USC Institute on California & the West. She is currently serving a three-year term in the AHA Research Division. http://tinyurl.com/NicolaidesUCLA