Univ of AZ - Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium

Starts:  Sep 1, 2020 9:00 AM (MT)
Ends:  Sep 17, 2020 5:00 PM (MT)
Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium (University of Arizona)

A biennial symposium that will bring together the ongoing discourse surrounding critical pedagogy among academic librarians, critical pedagogy scholars, and teaching faculty.  

Location: online
Dates: September 1-17, 2020
Price: Registration for the symposium is free.

Join us for an online symposium that will bring together the ongoing discourse surrounding critical pedagogy among academic librarians, critical pedagogy scholars, and teaching faculty. This biennial event has been hosted by the University of Arizona Libraries since 2016. CLAPS received a Special Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation from ACRL's Instruction Section in 2019. 

We are delighted to welcome Sofia Leung and Dr. Nolan Cabrera as our keynote speakers this year.

Tuesday, September 1
12-1:30 pm  Opening keynote: Sofia Leung
Register to join live discussion

Wednesday, September 2
  • 10:30-11:30 am – Outside the frame: reflective writing and critical librarianship in medical education (Sarah Kortemeier & Pamela Pierce)
Thursday, September 3
  • 10-11:30 am – Reimagining Peer Review (Emily Ford)
  • 12-1 pm – Support beyond the studio: critical pedagogy in art librarianship (Michele Jennings & Courteney Hunt)
Friday, September 4
  • 12-1 pm – The library is not a restaurant: reference appointments and neoliberal language (Carolyn Caffrey Gardner & Maggie Clarke)
Tuesday, September 8
  • 10-11 am – Do I have to have a librarian come to my class? Power imbalances and power moves in library instruction (Roberto Arteaga & Christine Moeller)
Wednesday, September 9
  • 10:30-11:30 am – In search of a just and responsible culture of assessment: two critical alternatives to learning analytics in libraries (Adam Beauchamp & Mallary Rawls)
  • 2-3:30 pm – Zine kickoff
Thursday, September 10
  • 10-11 am – Information has value: a Marxist approach (Dave Ellenwood)
  • 2-3 pm – Adobe workshop
Friday September 11
  • 9-10 am – The unheard call: reconstructing support to doctoral students through a critical lens (Adriene Hobdy & Amanda M. Leftwich)
  • 10:30-11:30 am – Addressing white supremacy in librarianship through communities of practice (Lindsey Shively, Reed Garber-Pearson, Lia Friedman, & Althea Lazzaro)
  • 3-4:30 pm – Zine showcase/happy hour
Monday, September 14
  • 12:30-1:30 pm – Extensions for everyone: syllabus policies that center accessibility (Melissa Wong)
Tuesday, September 15
  • 10-11 am – #nowtrending: critical library instruction through the lens of influencers and social media (Naomi Binnie & Jesus Espinoza)
  • 11:30-12:30 pm – Foundations of transgender solidarity in library instruction (Amy Gilgan)
  • 1-2 pm – Centering voices from the margins: unsettling the exceptionalist lore of makerspaces (Jennifer Nichols and Maggie Melo)
Wednesday, September 16
  • 9-10 am – Conflicting interests and begrudging partnerships: turning critical pedagogy on human resources (Matthew Johnson)
  • 10:30-11:30 am – Beyond self-care and standardization: creating a sustainable teaching practice through engaged pedagogy (Veronica Arellano Douglas, Carolina Hernandez, Emily Deal)
  • 12-1 pm – Assessment is Constructed & Contextual: A Faculty-Librarian Pilot to Explore Critical Approaches to Curriculum and Assessment (Nicole Branch, Loring Pfeiffer, and Julia Voss) 
  • 1:30-2:30 pm – Scaffolding your instruction with epistemology (Kirsten Dean)
Thursday, September 17
  • 10-11 am – Optimizing the learning experience of neurodivergent students (Paige Crowl)
  • 11:30-12:30 – Lightning talk: Elevating the fashion other: how sartorial choices inform counternarratives in information literacy (Lalitha Nataraj)
  • 1-2:30 – Closing keynote: Nolan Cabrera


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