continuing the conversation around accountability

From Biggle pet book : a collection of information for old and young whose natural instincts teach them to be kind to all living creatures / by Jacob Biggle (1900)

127th chat, Tuesday April 14 2020: continuing the conversation around accountability
6 pm Pacific / 7 pm Mountain / 8 pm Central / 9 pm Eastern

moderated by @MUEngLib @meganjwatson @mckensiemack
Wakelet (compilation of tweets) (pdf) by @violetbfox

The second critlib chat (info about the first) facilitated by members of the ACRL President’s Program Planning Committee. The committee partnered with social justice organizer and facilitator McKensie Mack in planning a workshop around accountability for ALA Annual, but with Annual’s cancellation due to COVID-19, we are thinking about how we might engage our community in this important work online. We are both looking to start that conversation here and solicit your feedback for generative paths forward.

All library workers and LIS folks are invited to participate in this chat!

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discussion questions

  • Q1. How is the pandemic impacting the ways you think about accountability, within your workplace, the profession, and/or your larger communities? #critlib
  • Q2. How does your privilege impact the ways you think about accountability, particularly during this time of crisis? #critlib
  • Q3. How can we balance compassion and care during this period of community trauma with the need to hold ourselves and others accountable for the harm we do? #critlib
    Q4. A refrain/reframing for this moment: “If we get this right, we’ll never go back to normal.” What transformations in our relationships to accountability do you hope to see emerge? #critlib
  • Q5. How can we foster and facilitate an online community around developing practices of accountability? #critlib