Critical Librarianship


Library and Information Science


A critical theorist framework is not new to librarianship or its literature. But, what does the practice of critical librarianship look like in the workplace? A panel of practicing librarians who embrace this perspective share their “boots on the ground” experiences and insights with program participants. Panelists represent several functional areas of academic librarianship including technical services, public services, collection development, instruction, and administration. Our goal is to inspire dialog and collaboration among academic librarians who wish to continue challenging power and privilege in transformative ways.


Original Citation:

Kickham-Samy, M., Neds-Fox, J., Ponischil, S., Thomas, V. C., & McLaughlin, Z. (2019). Sharing our Value through Critical Librarianship. Full Presentation presented at the Michigan Academic Library Association Annual Conference, Saginaw Valley State University.