Curatorial Studies professor Monica Eileen Patterson was recently interviewed by Carleton librarian Martha Attridge Bufton about collection management and anti-racist practice in relation to Patterson’s recent article in the Conversation about the controversial decision of Dr. Seuss Enterprises to halt publication of six titles containing racist imagery.

Read Attridge Bufton’s article and listen to her interview Dr. Patterson in a two-part podcast on Open Shelfthe Ontario Library Association’s online publication.

“Collection management is an important component of library work in part because the materials on our shelves reflect our deepest cultural beliefs and experiences. So, decisions about what to keep and what to discard are critical to our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in our libraries, i.e., to our commitment to anti-discriminatory practices.”