Q1. What does it mean to have a reflective teaching practice? #critlib
Q2. Can critical pedagogy and reflective practice coexist? What does this look like? #critlib
Q3. Can we help promote critical reflectiveness in students through our own pedagogy/praxis? Is this important? #critlib
Q4. What have you done to be a critically reflective library professional? To help students critically reflect? #critlib
Q5. Do the phrases “Growth Mindset” and “Reflective Practice” go together? Why/Why not? #critlib
Q6. On page 19 of their book Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning Char writes, “To exercise reflective practice, you have to maintain the desire to learn more about yourself as an educator and the intent to commit to iterative improvement.” What does this statement mean to you? #critlib
Students are under enormous pressure to perform well in college. In addition, systemic injustice is playing out on college campuses through income inequality, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other –isms that directly and indirectly impact students. Given that libraries are not neutral, what obligation does the library have to address the secondary symptoms of trauma and injustice—anxiety, depression, stress, and feeling overwhelmed or hopeless? This #critlib chat will focus on student wellness in the academic library.
For this conversation, we are adapting the World Health Organization’s definition of health to define student wellness. Student wellness is defined as both freedom from physical, mental, and emotional malaise, and the capacity to take appropriate measures to address the challenges of being a student in this current sociocultural, economic and political moment.
ATALM (Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums) @tribalalm: non-profit, Native-led organization that provides culturally relevant training and services to the nation’s 519 tribal libraries, archives, and museums. ATALM was established in 2010 with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
E-rate: the nickname for the Federal Communications Commission’s universal service Schools and Libraries Program, which provides discounts to help eligible schools and libraries in the United States obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access
Tribal Connect Act: bill introduced in December 2017 that aims to improve broadband connectivity in Indian Country by increasing access to E-rate program #TribalConnect
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.)