generous accountability in libraries

black and white photo of two longhair cats sitting on a table covered by a rug
From Persia past and present : a book of travel and research / by A. V. Williams Jackson (1906)

124th chat, Tuesday January 21 2020: generous accountability in libraries
6 pm Pacific / 7 pm Mountain / 8 pm Central / 9 pm Eastern

moderated by @itsuhLEEsuh @alwaysreed @A_meeksie
Wakelet (compilation of tweets) (pdf) by @violetbfox

The first critlib chat from members of the ACRL 2020 President’s Program Planning Committee. The committee is looking for feedback to inform the directions the program will take at the ALA Annual conference in June 2020.

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

suggested resources:

discussion questions:

  • Q1. How do you interpret or define “generous accountability”? How does the use of the word “generous” change the connotation of the term “accountability,” and why? #critlib
  • Q2. What does generous accountability, to ourselves and our communities, look like as a daily practice? #critlib
  • Q3. How can we build and foster a culture of accountability into our workspaces? What conditions need to be in place to build this? #critlib
  • Q4. When we hold ourselves or each other accountable, how do we balance intentions and impact with care and generosity? #critlib
  • Q5. How do we decenter whiteness in the process of setting up systems of accountability? #critlib