Q1. What obligations do vendors have to end-users of their products? What obligations do vendors have to library workers? #critlib
Q2. What obligations do library workers have regarding ethical considerations in their relationships with vendors? (as information/product gatekeepers? as people who maximize access to information and rely on vendors to those ends?) #critlib
Q3. What obligations do professional organizations have in maintaining ethical relations with vendors? #critlib
Q4. How do we ensure library workers are able to engage in discussion about the ethical use of vendor products? #critlib
100 Twitter chats is something to celebrate! Since the first #critlib chat in April 2014, a vibrant community of people has formed to share ideas—let’s celebrate that community by getting to know each other better. If you’re new to critlib, this chat will be a fun, no-pressure chance to participate!
Q1. What podcast/song/album/video/TV show/movie/video game have you been digging lately? (Any audiovisual content is A-OK. No books!) #critlib
Q2. What would you like to be an expert in? #critlib
Q3. What do you give a damn about? #critlib
Q4. Imagine you have a no-strings-attached sabbatical from your job, and no debt/bills to pay, for one year. What would you do? #critlib
Q5. What do you want your legacy to be? #critlib
Q6. What would you like to ask the #critlib community?
The Librarian Parlor (LibParlor) is a blog for conversing, sharing expertise, and asking questions about the process of developing, pursuing, and publishing library research. This is the second of two #critlib chats moderated by members of the Librarian Parlor Editorial Team.
(A wrap-up blog post from the moderators, featuring highlights from the chat, is also available.)
Q1. How have you engaged with Wikipedia in the past week, month, or year (personally or professionally)? Is there anything that keeps you from engaging more than you do? #critlib
Q2. In general, how does Wikipedia supplement or enhance your work or that of your students, faculty/staff colleagues, or general library patrons? #critlib
Q3. Based on the readings about Wikipedia as activism and indigenous Wikipedia, what do you see as the potential for Wikipedia as a site for activism or eliminating information gaps about/for marginalized populations? #critlib
Q4. Based on your experience and the readings, how do you engage with Wikipedia an information resource, a community, or both? #critlib
Q5. How can we use Wikipedia more effectively as a tool to support global engagement among scholars, activists, information professionals, and people in need of open information resources? #critlib
The Librarian Parlor (LibParlor) is a blog for conversing, sharing expertise, and asking questions about the process of developing, pursuing, and publishing library research. In this first of two #critlib chats, the Librarian Parlor Editorial Team would like to explore the process and theory behind conducting research with a critical librarianship lens. We hope this chat provides insight on best practices for starting and doing this research, as well as provide perspectives and theories for further exploration. The LibParlor Editorial Team believes our mission of creating community and conversation to demystify research aligns with the mission of #critlib to engage in discussion on critical perspectives.
(A wrap-up blog post from the moderators, featuring some of the participants’ suggestions for resources, is also available.)
About a year ago, #critlib chats began to focus on what it meant to be an information professional in a hostile, fascist, and overtly racist political environment; and it’s become a tradition to host an annual reflective chat for the #critlib community to reconnect with why they do the work that they do. We recognize that 2017 has been a difficult year politically, and need for information works to organize and resist has never been greater. This week’s chat invites the #critlib community to reflect on the year, share what their struggles have been, what they’re grateful for, and how we can organize the collective for the upcoming year.
Q1. What has critical librarianship looked like for you this last year? #critlib
Q2. What is (or isn’t) welcome back in 2018? #critlib
Q3. What are you grateful for at the end of this year? What are you grieving or angry about? #critlib
Q4. What did you read this year that resonated? #critlib
Please use both hashtags: #critlib #dlfaig in this chat!
The Digital Library Federation‘s Assessment Interest Group‘s User Experience and Cultural Assessment Working Group’s Twitter chat will focus on the ethical implications of designing user personas as they apply to the creation and universal access of digital collection and repository technologies. These effects are often inscribed by white-straight-cisgendered librarians’ and technologists’ perspectives and values, and influence digital collection building and repository system development and maintenance. The intent of this #critlib #dlfaig chat will be to underscore and outline the snowball effect of early stage human-centered design processes influenced and perpetuated by systemic inequalities.
Q1. What are pros and cons of using user personas for digital libraries and collections? #critlib #dlfaig
Q2. How can we most ethically and responsibly design user personas for digital collections? How should communities be included and involved? #critlib #dlfaig
Q3. When conducting user research for user personas, what crucial aspects should digital library practitioners should be aware of to offset bias in the digital library design process? #critlib #dlfaig
Q4. When designing systems to support digital collections, what are core system functions to include in user persona behavior goals? #critlib #dlfaig
Q5. How do digital collection selection practices and workflows influence and define user personas? #critlib #dlfaig
Q6. The DLF UX and Cultural Assessment working groups are in the beginning stages of developing a user personas rubric. What criteria should be included in it? What should be measured? #critlib #dlfaig
graphic novel vs. comic: comic is the medium, graphic novel is a form more socially accepted.
minicomics: usually refers to handmade or micropress (creator-published/self-published or very small press) comics.
webcomics: comics created for and published on websites. May range from daily strips to full-length graphic novels. (Distinguished from digital comics, which are usually traditionally-published comics meant to live as print works but made available on digital platforms.)
sequential art: artwork that tells a story through sequential narrative (including storyboards, animation, and illustrated novels). Comics are sequential art, but not all sequential art is comics.
Radical Reference is a collective of library workers and information workers who believe in and work towards social justice and equity (http://radicalreference.info/about). In the past RadRef provided online reference services to activists, journalists and researchers who requested help looking for information and resources, and supported protests and other street actions. The NYC chapter has recently reactivated, and we’d like to host a chat to think on and discuss what RadRef could be in these times.