Maya Benford, an ISIP intern at College Library, selected three book covers to feature in a mini-exhibition in Room 1191. This room, which houses the Main Collection, contains copies of the books on race relations that she chose to highlight.
As Maya noted in the didactic panel which accompanies the display, “Racial profiling by law enforcement has received a great deal of attention recently given the deaths of black teenagers at the hands of police officers.” She chose these titles to add to the collection in order to “help students better understand the issues surrounding racial profiling in the United States.”
Featured titles included Black-Brown Solidarity: Racial Politics in the New Gulf South by John D. Marquez, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces by Radley Balko, Falling Back: Incarceration & Transitions to Adulthood among Urban Youth by Jamie Fader, and The Criminalization of Immigration: The Post 9/11 Moral Panic by Samantha Hauptman.
Maya was able to select, process, and market these materials as part of an ISIP (Information Specialist Internship Program) module known as “The Life of the Book.” ISIP provides second and third-year undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison an experiential learning opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in the field of information and library services. For more information about the program, please see their website.