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Sunday, February 25 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm
From the Margins to the Center: Cultivating a Critical, Reflective, and Radical Practice in Art Librarianship

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"When education is the practice of freedom, students are not the only ones who are asked to share, to confess." - bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

This four hour workshop is intended to give participants practical tools to develop a critical, reflective and radical practice in their librarianship. The four facilitators each have an ever-evolving critical practice that in many ways predate their roles as librarians and see critical practice as underlying their work within library instruction, digital initiatives, programming, collection development, and research.

Workshop facilitators will lead participants through hands-on activities that consider each individual's experiences (professional and personal), experiences of their patrons, and activities that support social justice - or the idea of education as the practice of freedom - within their community. The activities and conversations of the workshop will be created with all levels of audience members in mind. No prior knowledge or experiences are required to participate. We aim for the workshop to be an open, inclusive, and welcoming environment for difficult conversations, personal and professional growth, as well as a bit of creativity.

We are offering this workshop as a #critlib event, and this workshop also supports the Research and Information Services Section’s (RISS) goal to model critical and reflective practice in art librarianship to encourage creativity and positive change in our community.

Fee: $20
Maximum participants: no maximum

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Sian Evans

Liaison Librarian for Online Programs and Women, Gender & Sexuality, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University
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Jennifer Ferretti

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Maryland Institute College of Art
Jennifer Ferretti is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a first-generation American Latina whose librarianship is guided by critical perspectives and anti-neutrality. She has spent ten years in libraries, museums, and archives digitizing... Read More →
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Amanda Meeks

Librarian, UofA

Sunday February 25, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Hilton: Morgan