I was honored to give the keynote at Towards a critical (art) librarianship at Chelsea College of the Arts this afternoon. Many thanks to Jess Crilly for the invitation. My remarks are pasted below.
I was a commenter for a debate about neutrality in libraries. A copy of my talk is pasted below! Clocked in at 8:02–thank goodness for the big bright timer. I wish I had one with me always.
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 including 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
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 impact 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
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
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
With the ACRL 2017 papers/panels/workshops deadline upon us, I am rushing to figure out if there are any last flourishes I want to put on the few proposals I’m involved with this year and what else I might want to rush into the queue in case I still want to talk about it in a… Continue reading Where’s my session tag?
Huge thanks to Troy Swanson and Tish Hayes at Moraine Valley Community College for the invitation to address the Information Literacy Summit last Friday. Theirs was the very first invitation I had ever received to talk to a group of librarians, and when I got the email in the fall I was beyond flattered and… Continue reading Information Literacy Summit
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
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