LIU Brooklyn lockout

Long Island University, Brooklyn faculty will be locked out by management as of 12:01am September 3rd, in other words, late Friday night. This is an aggressive act against the membership by management, and it is equal parts enraging, terrifying, and sad. It feels like a betrayal, really, and worse than thing felt when we went… Continue reading LIU Brooklyn lockout

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Intersections with Power: Critical Teaching and the Library Catalogue

Many thanks to the team at UBC libraries and WILU 2016 for inviting me to present the keynote address at this spring’s conference. The theme of the conference was “intersections,” which resonates on many levels┬áincluding the politics of identity and the politics of space. I chose to talk about the ways that librarians intersect with… Continue reading Intersections with Power: Critical Teaching and the Library Catalogue

SPARC/ACRL Forum at ALA Annual

I was thrilled to be asked to talk about my work with Radical Teacher for the SPARC/ACRL Forum this year. The theme was “Flipping to Open,” and I really loved hearing from David Free about the┬áimpact of going open on College & Research Libraries. Free discussed strategies that C&RL used to increase engagement with the… Continue reading SPARC/ACRL Forum at ALA Annual

What Standards Do and What They Don’t

I had a super busy spring schedule of talks, and spent a bunch of it trying to work through my feelings about the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and the Standards for Information Literacy for Higher Education and what these two documents have to tell us about the professional infrastructure of “information literacy.”… Continue reading What Standards Do and What They Don’t

WILU 2016

I had a fantastic time at WILU 2016 in Vancouver, not least because it was in Vancouver. What a beautiful place, and the University of British Columbia campus is exceptionally beautiful. If you know me, you know I’m training to run the New York City marathon, and it was a gift to be able to… Continue reading WILU 2016

Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies colloquium report back

I am back at my desk in Brooklyn after a weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia, staring at my screen and wondering how to get back to the ordinary tasks of my worklife. So I thought I’d write up a few brief reflections on what was, for me, a really wonderful event. I’m going to do… Continue reading Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies colloquium report back

ACLCP Spring Workshop

I spent the day in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with the library workers of the Associated Colleges of Western Pennsylvania at their spring workshop. I gave a talk about queer theory and cataloging and classification, something that I’ve written about and always love talking about. You can see my slides here, and the text of my talk… Continue reading ACLCP Spring Workshop