ACRL DVC Fall Program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining the News in the Age of Truthiness

Has the news kept you up at night this year? Join us to learn more about the current news environment and teaching news literacy at the ACRL DVC Fall program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining the News in the Age of Truthiness Continue reading “ACRL DVC Fall Program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining the News in the Age of Truthiness”

ACRL DVC Fall Program Lightning Round: Call for Presenters

Have you developed a new campus partnership, program, or resource that addresses news literacy? The ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter is now accepting lightning round proposals for its Fall program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed. Continue reading “ACRL DVC Fall Program Lightning Round: Call for Presenters”

ACRL Delaware Valley and Maryland Chapters Cohost Leaders’ Reception at ACRL 2017 in Baltimore

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 …

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Fall 2016 Program Report – CritLib: Theory and Action

CritLib: Theory and Action

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Photo by Cathy Ogur

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.

Agenda

Keynote

“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

Delaware Valley Chapter Business Meeting

session report by Cathy Ogur

CritLib in Practice Panel Session

“Hiring and Instruction,” Jeremy McGinniss, Library Director, Clarks Summit University

“Subverting Power: Let the Students Teach,” Romel Espinel, Web Services Librarian, Stevens Institute of Technology

“Just Do Something About Social Justice,” Adam Mizelle, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Widener University

session report by Nancy Bellafante

Closing Discussion

“Your Social Identity Snapshot,” DeVon Jackson, Assistant Director for Leadership Programs & Cultural Development, Villanova University
session report by Cathy Ogur