doing critlib research

drawing of anthropomorphic cat holding feather quill and writing on paper
From Letters from a cat : published by her mistress for the benefit of all cats and the amusement of little children / by Helen Hunt Jackson (1880)

97th chat, Tuesday January 9 2018: doing critlib research: a #libparlor #critlib mashup
6pm Pacific / 7pm Mountain / 8pm Central / 9pm Eastern

moderated by @hailthefargoats and @libraringkat

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.)

Suggested resources:

Discussion questions:

  • Q1. How did you get involved with critlib and what kind of #critlib-related research are you working on right now or hope to work on soon?
  • Q2. How does #critlib pedagogy influence your research and how do you incorporate critical approach in your research?
  • Q3. What’s the most influential #critlib theory/book/article you’ve read and how has it impacted your research and day to day work as a librarian?
  • Q4. Have you received any pushback from colleagues about doing #critlib-related research? How have you handled these conversations? How would you hope to handle them if this happened to you?
  • Q5. What do you hope to achieve with #critlib research?