Librarians in the messy middle: Examining critical librarianship practice through the lens of privilege in academia

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/609811
Title:
Librarians in the messy middle: Examining critical librarianship practice through the lens of privilege in academia
Author:
Miller, Sara D.; MInkin, Rachel M.
Affiliation:
Michigan State Univerisity
Issue Date:
10-May-2016
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium are made available by the symposium creators and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact the CLAPS committee at http://claps2016.wix.com/home#!about/cjg9 if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona
Abstract:
While critical practice involves challenging systems and structures, many librarians function in the “messy middle” - making choices in everyday practice which may both support and challenge privileged academic structures. This workshop will take participants through a series of questions based on privilege as a lens for reflection on our choices, limitations, and opportunities as librarians within academic systems. The aim of the workshop is to help identify points of friction or frustration in our practice, areas for closer examination or opportunities for change, and to provide a more intentional understanding of our values and how they relate to practice.
Description:
Presentation. Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium, February 25-26, 2016, The University of Arizona.
Keywords:
Privilege; critical librarianship; public services; Libraries; Librarians -- Professional ethics.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleLibrarians in the messy middle: Examining critical librarianship practice through the lens of privilege in academiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Sara D.en
dc.contributor.authorMInkin, Rachel M.en
dc.contributor.departmentMichigan State Univerisityen
dc.date.issued2016-05-10en
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium are made available by the symposium creators and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact the CLAPS committee at http://claps2016.wix.com/home#!about/cjg9 if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizonaen
dc.description.abstractWhile critical practice involves challenging systems and structures, many librarians function in the “messy middle” - making choices in everyday practice which may both support and challenge privileged academic structures. This workshop will take participants through a series of questions based on privilege as a lens for reflection on our choices, limitations, and opportunities as librarians within academic systems. The aim of the workshop is to help identify points of friction or frustration in our practice, areas for closer examination or opportunities for change, and to provide a more intentional understanding of our values and how they relate to practice.en
dc.descriptionPresentation. Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium, February 25-26, 2016, The University of Arizona.en
dc.subjectPrivilegeen
dc.subjectcritical librarianshipen
dc.subjectpublic servicesen
dc.subjectLibrariesen
dc.subjectLibrarians -- Professional ethics.en
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