critiquing #critlib

"The three little kittens"
From Little songs / by Eliza Lee Cabot Follen (1889)

36th chat, June 30 2015: critiquing #critlib

Moderated by @jacobsberg

Storify by @foureyedsoul

Readings:

Discussion questions:

  • Q1. Is the terminology used by #critlib a barrier to entry to it?
  • Q2. As a product of the academy, to what extent is #critlib using “the master’s tools” to dismantle it?
  • Q3. If the goal of #critlib is to be emancipatory do practitioners have a duty to evangelize?
  • Q4. Critical approaches to librarianship often depend on the interpretation of participants to make meaning. Does this make #critlib too personal? That is, are we too close to our methods?