Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to share how a US university library used technology to promote pluralism after a desecrated Qur'an was found near the local Islamic Center in September 2010. Design/methodology/approach – Efforts undertaken by library staff are described in this case study. Special attention is paid to the technology used by various library committees and units. Findings – Institutional support for diversity enabled a swift and unified response. Partnerships with community and campus organizations enriched a library display and engendered a public program. LibGuides, QR codes, a public service announcement, social media, web features, and an audio recording were used to publicize and extend the reach of the exhibit and panel discussion. Originality/value – Libraries can promote pluralism through exhibits and public programming. Impact can be magnified through the use of technology.
Library Hi Tech News – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 9, 2011
Keywords: Libraries; Technology; Co‐operation; Information media