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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

Speakers
avatar for Sian Evans

Sian Evans

Information Literacy and Instructional Design Librarian, Maryland Institute College of Art
Siân Evans is the Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art and the co-founder of Art+Feminism, a campaign to create meaningful changes to the body of knowledge available about feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. Her writing can be... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Ferretti

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 →
avatar for Amanda Meeks

Amanda Meeks

Arts and Humanities Librarian, Northern Arizona University
Amanda Meeks is a Teaching, Learning, and Research Services Librarian at Northern Arizona University. Her instruction and outreach efforts center critical and social justice issues through thoughtful and reflective collaboration with faculty and students. She is interested in pushing... Read More →
avatar for Olivia Miller

Olivia Miller

Arts & Humanities Librarian, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Olivia Miller felt the draw to critical librarianship three years ago after starting her first library job as a way to connect to, represent, and empower the diverse student body at her institution. Her practice of mindfulness and feminism greatly influence her existence and especially... Read More →


Sunday February 25, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Hilton: Morgan 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Attendees (75)