Ending a Friday filled with energizing and informative sessions at ACRL 2017, ACRL leaders and local chapter members gathered at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards to relax, recharge, and swap stories while enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres. ACRL-DVC provided financial support and planning input for the event. Many thanks go to the Maryland Chapter for inviting us to participate and handling the logistics. Also thanks to the additional sponsors whose generosity helped make this event possible.
Meet the ACRL-DVC conference scholarship recipient, Julianna Pakstis …
An engaged group arrived Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Inn at Swarthmore to learn what is behind conversations tagged #critlib. CritLib, or critical librarianship, is a movement to bring social justice principles into our work in libraries. CritLib aims to engage participants in discussion about critical perspectives on library practice. At this workshop, participants began the day exploring the CritLib movement and personal identity. Following the ACRL/DVC Business meeting, attendees heard a panel of librarians share three approaches to helping students learn to think critically and take action. The workshop ended with exercises to help us look at our personal and social identities. We discussed and reflected on their impact on our interactions.
If you’d like to know more, please read on! The following agenda includes links to a report about each of the sessions.
“From the Personal to the Theoretical, or a Love Letter to bell hooks”
Veronica Arellano Douglas, Reference & Instruction Librarian, St. Mary’s College
→ session report by Carol Howe