2017 year end chat

black and white drawing of a striped short haired cat
From McGuffey’s eclectic primer / by W.H. McGuffey (1909)

96th chat, Monday December 18 2017: year end chat
11am Pacific / noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern

moderated by @catladylib and @kellymce

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.

Discussion questions:

  • 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
  • Q5. What will you focus on next year? #critlib