Vol. 26 No. 2 (2022)
The first paper is an exploration of systematic racism in public libraries. The authors examine the ways in which racial bias can manifest in public library policies and practices and how it affects the user experience for marginalized communities. This paper is the winner of the inaugural annual Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Essay contest of the School of Information Studies, highlighting the importance and relevance of this topic in the field of library and information science.
The second paper is an examination of public library information privacy policies. The authors analyze the policies of various public libraries and assess how well they protect the personal information of patrons. This paper is the result of a research assignment for the Information Privacy course at the Dominican University School of Information Studies. It highlights the importance of ensuring the privacy and security of patrons' personal information in the digital age.
Overall, this issue of the World Libraries is a valuable resource for those interested in the latest research and trends in the field of library and information science. It showcases the work of talented and dedicated students at the Dominican University School of Information Studies and provides valuable insights into the important issues of systematic racism and information privacy in public libraries.