#critlib 2018-02-07: publishing, whiteness, and inequities

Archive of the February 7 2018 #critlib chat on publishing, whiteness, and inequities," moderated by @chelseaheinbach @CharissaAPowell & @CharlotteRock. For more info about #critlib, including past and future chats, visit http://critlib.org

  1. To all my public librarian friends we would love it if you joined us Tues at 6pm PT / 9pm ET on the #critlib hashtag to chat about diversity and publishing. Readings and Q's here! :  http://critlib.org/publishing-whiteness-and-inequities/   https://twitter.com/CharissaAPowell/status/960591888540631040 
  2. And speaking of publishing, tonight's #critlib chat is on whitness and other inequities in that arena:  http://critlib.org/publishing-whiteness-and-inequities/ 
  3. Hi all, thanks for joining myself, @charlotte & @chelsea for tonight’s #critlib #libparlor mashup Tweet chat! Tonight we’ll be using the #critlib hashtag to track the conversation. Anyone who wishes to post anonymously can use this form:  https://script.google.com/macros/s/AKfycbwyWyihbid8kFgyc1Pu5_BTBFGZt9Ij75bA9WPjPaMu1jCgtNmQ/exec 
  4. Let’s kick things off with introductions! Hi, my name is Charissa and I’m an instruction librarian in Tennessee. I’m excited about tonight’s chat! #critlib
  5. @CharissaAPowell Hi, my name’s Charlotte and I’m a scholarly communications librarian in San Francisco. #critlib
  6. Hey #critlib I’m Hailley, a Student Engagement Librarian in Pennsylvania.
  7. Hey everyone, I'm Chelsea and I am a teaching librarian in Las Vegas. Thrilled to chat and learn with y’all tonight! #critlib
  8. Hi! I'm Symphony and a Research Services Librarian in St. Louis. Excited to learn from you all tonight! #critlib
  9. I’m Christina, liaison librarian and digital projects person at a SLAC in Maine. I’m home with the flu, so lurking a bit tonight #critlib
  10. Hi #critlib. I'm an instructional designer at a community college in Seattle, and I'm headed to #alamw18 later this week to decide the 2018 Stonewall Award Winner for children's/YA lgbtq literature.
  11. Hi #critlib! I’m Katlyn – information literacy librarian in Missouri!
  12. Hi #critlib! I'm Kevin, an academic instruction librarian in Denver. Currently sorting through some comments from reviewer #2 and having Feelings about scholarly communication.
  13. @CharissaAPowell Hi! My name is Aman. I'm a librarian in Philly. I'm fairly new to #critlib.
  14. Howdy, I'm Bronwen. I'm a Romance Languages Librarian and work with faculty & students of Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian and French #critlib
  15. Hi #critlib! I’m Samantha, an instruction librarian in PA. Excited for tonight’s chat!
  16. Evening, #critlib, I'm Nicole and I'm a research&instruction librarian outside Seattle. I am mostly lurking this time, as I have put off some teaching prep work until too late 😬 but this is an important topic & I'm looking forward to learning something new, as I do each time.
  17. Hi everyone, I'm Teresa and I'm a social sciences librarian in Reno. #critlib
  18. Hello #critlib academic and special collections librarian, NYC
  19. Can the #critlib moderators define the scope of "publishing" in tonight's chat? (e.g., the entire publishing industry, or just scholarly publishing, or anything goes?)
  20. I think anything goes! My expertise is scholarly but there's great evidence in children's lit. #critlib  https://twitter.com/zoh_zoh/status/961058127541018625 
  21. Hi #critlib! I’m an MLS student, mostly lurking but interested in this topic
  22. Hi! #critlib I'm mostly a cataloger at Univ of MD College Park. Here to learn because I care a lot!
  23. @libraringkat @CharissaAPowell Wonderful! I hope to learn from this discussion and many more #critlib chats in the future!
  24. @zoh_zoh Thanks @zoh_zoh for service on Stonewall Awards committee. Definitely one of the ways to give more visibility to a diversity of voices. #critlib
  25. @CharlotteRock My personal experience is in scholarly publishing and research in #kidlit. Let’s talk everything! #critlib
  26. Q1. What are some historical and current inequities in publishing? #critlib
  27. Q1 What are some historical and current inequities in publishing? #critlib
  28. A1. Most jobs in publishing require a college degree & most US college grads are white. The root of the problem extends beyond the publishing industry. #critlib
  29. Hi, #critlib! ScholCommLib and Wikipedian in NYC. Will be in and out, but looking forward to discussion!
  30. A1. Well, for a few hundred years in the US, Black people were denied literacy on pain of death. So, that's going to have an impact. #critlib  https://twitter.com/CharlotteRock/status/961058292108677121 
  31. A1 How certain groups are kept from the process at all steps - editors, peer reviewers, authors, etc., in both subtle and non-subtle ways #critlib
  32. From what I've seen, publishing draws mostly white people from elite institutions. Thats a very narrow editorial voice #critlib
  33. A1. Like many fields, publishing has been dominated by white cishet men. Their opinions and others like them are seen as the norm, making it intimidating and sometimes straight up hostile to find your way in if you are...not that. #critlib
  34. A1 cont. But also, who is counted as the owner even of oral histories and musical recordings plays a role in this. Anthropologists were the people who got credit + naming authority for recording Indigenous + Black peoples stories/music #critlib
  35. @tschultz0 Yes, so true! If you want to expand, I'm really intrigued by more subtle ways you've noticed? #critlib
  36. A1 Tonight's moderators helpfully pointed participants to Lee and Low resources, and I'm just going to put this right here. Traditional publishing is a white industry, by white people for white people. #critlib https://t.co/D7kqb015Tj
    A1 Tonight's moderators helpfully pointed participants to Lee and Low resources, and I'm just going to put this right here. Traditional publishing is a white industry, by white people for white people. #critlib pic.twitter.com/D7kqb015Tj
  37. Any thoughts on or experience with "unconscious bias" in peer review #critlib
  38. Hello, #critlib I'm Jean! Currently in reference within academic libs and knowledge management for different entities within the health sciences. Keeping watch for now, since I've got a long day ahead tomorrow.
  39. A1.2: For my part I focus on information literacy and first-year college students, so I spend a lot of time talking about the (white, male, 120 year old) voice in scholarly publishing. It's inauthentic, unnecessary, obtuse, and just generally crappy. #critlib
  40. A1 It’s easy to see it when doing collection development. White authors pervade. #critlib
  41. @CharissaAPowell When i teach peer review, I talk about how unconscious bias can affect peer reviewers and editors in how they judge works by/about women and minority groups. #critlib
  42. @CharissaAPowell And if women/POC can't get faculty positions (vs. adjuncts), they might be viewed as less than in even more ways by those editors/peer reviewers. #critlib
  43. A1 in my current role I've been thinking/talking a lot about publishing platforms that are ostensibly open to anyone (Wikipedia, #oer), but that are dominated by white men. #critlib
  44. A1. Not just authors, but also in content. Many sample populations are populations of privilege. We see this in scholarly sources, but also in children’s lit character identies. #critlib
  45. A1. Prevalence of straight, white, cis characters in #kidlit and others rarely at center of story. Some change recently. #critlib
  46. #critlib A1: I was a grad student + librarian for so long & no one ever explained publishing process to me, I still am not sure I completely understand it beyond my own field. We are not supposed to admit that.
  47. @schomj True for research/histories of transgendered people as well. #critlib
  48. @schomj And even after Black Americans were permitted to learn how to read and write, educational settings/opportunities provided to them weren't equal to their white counterparts. #critlib
  49. A1 last quarter I asked students in my one-shot #infolit instruction sessions to picture the average Wikipedia editor in their mind. "It's anyone!" students yelled back. "But the most common Wikipedia editor- a man or a woman?" I pushed. They got quiet. #critlib
  50. Helloooo #critlib, my name is Desmond and I am a selector for a collection focused on Indigenous Education. Excited to share my experiences and also learn from all of you!
  51. @CharlotteRock A1 A reaction from Latin America to inequities: Cartoneras, or books made from recycled cardboard and sold by artisans to increase access to literacy  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartonera  and  https://www.facebook.com/groups/108542402934/  #critlib
  52. A1. publishing, like all things, is easier with (white / financial / educational) privilege. our system doesn't do anything to help those without these privileges. #critlib
  53. I used to work legal at a human rights org and handled all copyright permissions. The big publishers were PREDATORY in how they wanted to use content, and never liked our CC license much #critlib
  54. @LNBel As a student, publishing is recommended but I have no guidelines. I didn’t even know that after my paper was accepted, I would have to pay to present. I’m not sure I’ll make it thru the peer review. #critlib
  55. A1 So then I spoil the secret, and tell them that most Wikipedia editors are white men. Which is something to consider--just because everyone CAN contribute to Wikipedia doesn't mean everyone DOES. And then we end up with gaps. #critlib
  56. A1.2 And when you don't see yourself in publications (either as creator or characters), it makes it that much harder to see yourself as a creator and be willing to navigate that landscape. #critlib
  57. We were a big org, willing to put our work out there, and had an entire legal team. It would be infinitely harder to negotiate those contracts as a smaller group or solo person #critlib
  58. Yes. Publishing inequities can be traced back to forced illiteracy for POC and indigenous folks. #critlib  https://twitter.com/akaur0/status/961060725677613057 
  59. I would love to know if a researcher was presented with papers, one from an "elite" school vs an HBCU on the same topic, which is more likely to be read, cited, etc? #critlib
  60. Howdy, #critlib. Perennially late academic reference/instruction librarian. Lurking.
  61. A1 Cont'd - Indigenous peoples are generally underrepresented in terms of integrating materials in with other subjects - most things are automatically placed in E75 - E99 (or 970 for Canadian Dewey friends), so that in and of itself is problematic #critlib
  62. @zoh_zoh This says a lot about what voices feel empowered already in our society. #critlib
  63. Q2. How have you seen these inequities play out in your work in libraries? #critlib
  64. I feel like we're already moving on to Q2: How have you seen these inequities play out in your work in libraries? #critlib
  65. @CharissaAPowell And for those who aren't native English speakers, too many scholars judge them negatively if they don't have great grammar. One thing to think "Hey, we have a communication prob," but turns into "they're not a real scholar." #critlib
  66. A2: I've started looking at who is cited in articles. Even in a field dominated by white women, so many articles reference mostly #critlib
  67. A2. I have a lot of fights with coworkers about what to seek out (identifying comments redacted) and what to weed (weeding something because it's racist trash means I'm bad librarian apparently) #critlib  https://twitter.com/CharlotteRock/status/961060793256038401 
  68. A1 - I have learned from Elders that Indigenous knowledge keepers and their valuable teachings do not sit well with library collections - libraries are not built to care for these knowledges properly, we are not built to allow for these exchanges to happen #critlib
  69. @megwacha @nfoasberg @zoh_zoh I've been debating idea of predatory journals and this. So often "predatory" actually has discriminatory biases behind it. But then they're also often journs that charge APC, which is also discriminatory. So how much should I speak up for them? #critlib
  70. hello #critlib I'm a scholcom librarian interested in equity & diversity in academic publishing. also happy to have stumbled on this convo!
  71. A2 - For the collection that I select for, it is difficult to find materials that are culturally responsible. This is especially important in the context of education because while items of research value are important, students want the most current things #critlib
  72. Yes! I try to really dig into the conversation and see who is getting a chance to speak — and find ways to talk to students about this too #critlib  https://twitter.com/CharissaAPowell/status/961061654552342528 
  73. A2. Students writing their thesis on underrepresented countries/communities in the literature/publications are forced to change to a US focus/perspective. #critlib
  74. @desmondcwong A2 I feel like this speaks to the second question -- publishing inequities impact the way we catalog and create metadata for info, which then impacts access and retrieval. #critlib
  75. A2 I get stymied when administrations value impact factor as a metric of success. That is a bullshit measure, and excludes many types of research #critlib
  76. A1.3 So I see this problem being perpetuated in two ways . 1: the biases of those in control of the conversation who make publishing decisions & 2: the lack of representation prohibiting people from even trying due to lack of "role models" (for lack of a better word rn) #critlib
  77. A2 Cont'd- There has been a lot of interest in Indigenous education, and some of it is rushed, it makes assumptions and writers/publishers do not take the time to build essential relationships with community. This is troubling #critlib
  78. A2. I try to quickly touch on this in one-shot instruction but classroom teachers sometimes get super tense, because critiquing the authority of the academy = critiquing their authority. (All of the teachers I've worked with in this capacity are white) #critlib
  79. @zoh_zoh And to consider that Gen Z and all subsequent generations of Americans will be majority POC, #WeNeedDiverseBooks & authors in #libraries and in the hands of children! #critlib
  80. For non-Library of Congress call number folks: Books about indigenous peoples are automatically classified as "history." Even books about what's happening right now. Our classification system sees groups of people as "history." #critlib  https://twitter.com/desmondcwong/status/961061548641972225 
  81. A3 - We have a responsibility to elevate Indigenous voices, be they authors, book distributors, poets, academics. It's important that we have essential Indigenous voices in our collections #critlib
  82. A3. I buy for our bestseller collection, which has a policy of being guided by the NYT. Guess what kinds of popular fiction we pick up :/ #critlib
  83. A2 - The instinct to say "peer reviewed is best!" and not challenge that at all when teaching authority. #critlib
  84. yes, definitely, this. faculty want the answer of "good" information to be "scholarly" / "peer reviewed" without a conversation of the issues within the system. #critlib  https://twitter.com/schomj/status/961062530163593216 
  85. I own it, I'm involved in a diversity project aimed at helping people identify diverse picture books, and we struggle to accurately and responsibly discuss books by/ about Indigenous and Native peoples #critlib
  86. A2. I teach students about who has privilege to publish. Some fields or types of organizations don’t have resources to support scholarly publishing, so researching who is working on topics might have to be pursued through conference presentations, blogs, Twitter. #critlib
  87. A3 Cont'd - We have to build relationships with the Indigenous communities that we work with and value their means of information dissemination and knowledge keeping traditions. We have to respect protocols and teachings #critlib
  88. Q3. How can library workers strive to make publishing more equitable in our role as purchasers, authors, and influencers? #critlib
  89. A lot of folks have naturally started answering Q3 so here it is! Q3) How can library workers strive to make publishing more equitable in our role as researchers, purchasers, authors, and influencers? #critlib
  90. A3 Cont'd - A really good example of this is with the Edmonton Public Library's Elder in Residence program - bringing those community members physically into the space #critlib  https://www.epl.ca/news/epl-introduces-new-elder-in-residence-program/ 
  91. A2 as an instructional designer I'm thinking a lot abt who has the privilege to create openly-licensed educational materials, and what kind of biases are baked into them. I am thinking about how to help faculty curate materials that can be modified to fix gaps/bias. #critlib
  92. The cataloging is historically SO BAD, we don't have the capacity to undo that wholesale. Its a work in progress #critlib
  93. A2. Tried to curate a list of texts for prof. to consult when mediating religious diversity discussions in their classrooms but found nothing outside of Christian perspective in our catalog. Searched WorldCat & had hard time finding anything. Perspectives are left out #critlib
  94. A3 Cont'd - We also have to be critical about how we approach these materials and how we evaluate them. I always encourage students that I work with to ask themselves the following four questions (as a starting point): #critlib
  95. @schomj Oooh. This is why collection policies based on lists created for other reasons are bad. (Also, the NYT should do better with this) #critlib
  96. A3. We can start at the beginning by empowering our students to use their voices. Many of our students of today will be the authors of tomorrow. #critlib
  97. A3 Also don't look down at citing preprints - we can help support authors who suffer because of discrimination in getting published. #critlib
  98. A3 Recently I’ve been doing a lot of pop up libraries with some of our leisure reading collection. I think a lot about what books are selected and what image that creates to students stopping by #critlib
  99. @nfoasberg Yes to both! We're doing some physical remodeling of the space which has opened the door to renegotiating the policy! #critlib
  100. A3 I have really mixed feelings about "diversity" displays in libraries. Can we call them "reality" displays instead? #critlib
  101. A3. Hold zine making workshops! Let people participate in the conversation in any way they can (especially to get them started and build up confidence). Recognize the importance of these voices, esp as primary sources #critlib
  102. How are relationships to Land described? In this question especially, it's a gateway to talk about how pervasive settler colonialism is in this aspect. #critlib
  103. A3 recently several bookstores (and perhaps some libraries too?) got heat for having "authors from s**thole countries" displays. Like, let's not do this, ever, right? #critlib
  104. A3 We play a huge role in how we curate and present collections of information. I just try to be mindful of what I center/assume as default/hold up as high quality. #critlib
  105. A3 Thanks to the  http://diversebookfinder.org , I now have an entire room of picture books with characters of color on the main floor of my library #critlib
  106. A3 Cont'd - I would encourage you to look for Indigenous book distributors in your area. In a lot of cases, these vendors have deep relationships within their communities and have ways to give back - the one I frequent is Goodminds ( http://www.goodminds.com  ) #critlib
  107. And for complete transparency, I have not done this. But I def want to. #critlib
  108. A3 Cont'd - I would encourage you to look for Indigenous book distributors in your area. In a lot of cases, these vendors have deep relationships within their communities and have ways to give back - the one I frequent is Goodminds ( http://www.goodminds.com  ) #critlib
  109. @desmondcwong OOOH YES! We have a big Enviro Studies program, which takes very specific views on land. #critlib
  110. A3 I try to subtly suggest to the undergrads I teach 1 shots to that it is possible that they might become writers and researchers & the have a right to consider it. Over 50% of them are 1st gen college students & POC #critlib
  111. @zoh_zoh o0o I like this. I am so frustrated by people acting like diversity is a "special" thing for a specific time to be "highlighted". Like - no this is just what the world is like - look around. #critlib
  112. A3. 🤔 Maybe have focus groups/discussion sessions inviting users (students/faculty at MPOW) from marginalized populations in to express their needs. We library workers sometimes are overeager about saving others without consent or consultation. #critlib  https://twitter.com/CharissaAPowell/status/961063144494952448 
  113. And articulate that these can be legitimate sources of scholarship, alongside peer review. #critlib
  114. @Kazlowskaa Many have recently attended the OLA conference and this is a critical perspective that we can reflect on. #neoliberalism #academia #commodification #critlib
  115. @chelseaheinbach A3 Yep. And maybe ask yourself what's going on if you only display books by black authors during Black History Month, etc. #critlib
  116. @schomj @nfoasberg I'm glad that you're able to get a chance to revisit collection development policies. I will soon start doing the same. #critlib
  117. A4 - For me, in my research and my presentations, I try to learn about Indigenous research methodologies. Not because I want to present within a specific Indigenous research methodology but it helps me to know about alternative ways of thinking #critlib
  118. A4 - I find that my learning in this area helps me to critically evaluate materials for the collection better, and it also allows me to understand trends in publishing in Indigenous Education/Indigenous Studies #critlib
  119. Q4. How can library workers strive to make publishing more equitable as researchers themselves? #critlib
  120. Moving on to Q4) How can library workers strive to make publishing more equitable as researchers themselves? #critlib
  121. A3. We can also advocate for better OA & OER options on our campuses/communities since privilege in scholarship isn't just about creation, but access. Aclibs could partner w/publibs to take this beyond the academy. #critlib
  122. A3. At some point we have to hold publishers accountable for who they have editing/reviewing/writing for them. But we've been pretty complacent about the whole price gouging thing, so I'm not sure how strong we are in the speaking-truth-to-power department. #critlib
  123. @referencebird Similarly in Latin American Studies, most of the info available in in euro/us-centric databases is by white and English-speaking academics. We need to look in #OA databases for scholarship on L.A. but I sometimes get pushback from facutly #critlib
  124. True fact: I have a little apology in several of my LibGuides for the lack of intersectionality in the subject terms I recommend & an explanation that they’re chosen by the LoC #critlib  https://twitter.com/steverunge/status/961064568914137088 
  125. A4 I think we need to be more critical in LIS programs about the source of LIS scholarship--most practitioners do not write research about libraries. The people doing the work are not the ones writing about their experiences. Whose voices are missing? #critlib
  126. @tschultz0 @CharissaAPowell This also affects an author's citation counts, as other scholars may not cite works that contain imperfect grammar as well as libraries not purchasing these works. #critlib
  127. Coming back to these numbers: these numbers have barely moved in DECADES. How are we challenging this? Or reinforcing it? #critlib  https://twitter.com/zoh_zoh/status/961059712950181889 
  128. A4 it is frustrating to me that the pervasiveness whiteness of LIS, which is fed by its scholarship, was not critiqued at all during my time in grad school. We blithely accepted that pretty much everything we read was written by white people. #critlib
  129. A4. Cite authors of color. If you can't think of any, expand your network. Freire doesn't count. If you're writing about disability or LGBTQ topics, boost the voices of people who have those identities. #critlib  https://twitter.com/CharissaAPowell/status/961065605997744129 
  130. If you manage library workers, are you making (paid) time for their professional development? #critlib  https://twitter.com/zoh_zoh/status/961066162955022336 
  131. I also have helped with proofreading and collaborated on research projects w/ colleagues in developing countries whose first lang is not english. Also provided articles to which they don't have access. #critlib
  132. A4 I would love to see more scholarly articles about LIS co-authored with library workers who do not have research backgrounds or Masters degrees. #critlib
  133. In libraries, this is the pitfall of the approval plan. If we rely on an algorithm to pick our books, many voices get left out. We have to make deliberate choice in who we buy #critlib
  134. A3: We must help our students see themselves as researchers and scholars, questions the systems that uphold the status quo, and encourage them to publish. We need more voices and more perspectives. #critlib
  135. A3. Influencer role: use POC titles in all instructional materials as examples. Did this with tutorial videos we created recently. #critlib
  136. A4 If you're studying marginalized populations, let them have a voice in your research methods and process. #critlib
  137. A4: Publish in OA journals. If you're on the tenure-track and your RTP guidelines require other avenues, do what you have to do, get tenure, then rewrite your RTP guidelines. We can do this. In fact, it's basic shared governance, so we're the only ones who can. #critlib
  138. A4. This may just reflect MPOW, but state conferences seem to be where you'll hear these voices. How do we capture them more broadly (with their consent)? #critlib  https://twitter.com/zoh_zoh/status/961066162955022336 
  139. A4 Don't assume that your colleagues know how to conduct research about libraries. Share your knowledge -- write for #LibParlor! #shamelessplug #critlib
  140. @kevinseeber If you are not faculty, help your faculty navigate #OA conversation and RTP guidelines with administration. Its not easy, but possible. Librarians are good at research! #critlib
  141. @curlsinthelib Totally agree! I keep thinking about ways to get our peer research consultants involved research around peer-to-peer reference. I have one POV, but I want to help leverage their voices too #critlib
  142. @schomj I think this is a great q, and it's my suspicion that many library workers have created vast knowledge networks that exist OUTSIDE of traditional publishing. They are finding answers to everyday Qs on blogs, listservs, at local/regional events, etc. #critlib
  143. @librarybell Very interesting to consider purchase driven acquisitions. Do our students do a better job requesting automatic purchases than we do at selecting? #Critlib
  144. A4. Don’t collect your data from volunteer sample populations on your campus because it’s easy and accessible. Seek out the unrepresented voices in your community. #critlib
  145. A4. Publish OA. Cite & collaborate w/authors of color. Use your privilege as a white person in a white profession to raise up others' voices. #critlib
  146. @hailthefargoats @curlsinthelib as an undergrad, I was a writing coach & encouraged to publish. it was super empowering & made me feel like I could pursue an academic career (even if I went a different direction) #critlib
  147. @zoh_zoh What kind of things is #LibParlor currently interested in publishing? #critlib
  148. Q5. How will you actively work against these inequities using what you learned in this chat today? #critlib
  149. All of these answers lead perfectly into Q5) How will you actively work against inequities in publishing using something new you learned in this chat today? #critlib #LibParlor
  150. A4 library researchers can assist equity by using participants and interviewing diverse representatives of their community #critlib
  151. @CharlotteRock A colleague at MPOW did this and I admire her so much for it and want to do it myself #critlib
  152. I'm not sure what question this is in response to, but can we gather around and agree impact factors suck? #critlib
  153. A5 I'm going to think a lot about @desmondcwong's Qs : 1. How are Indigenous peoples written about? 2. Are they depicted with harmful stereotypes/pejoratives? 3. What relationships does author have to community? 4. How are relationships to Land described? #critlib  https://twitter.com/desmondcwong/status/961063575165992961 
  154. @akaur0 @zoh_zoh Anything you think will help others gain confidence and knowledge in the research and publishing process! OR reflections on issues inherent in the processes. Very open to ideas. Look here for ideas or email us to chat! #critlib #LibParlor  http://bit.ly/contribute2lp 
  155. #critlib I sat through the sessions of an alcts online learning course with a co-worker I had encouraged to take the course. It was her idea -- brilliant! Terminology could have impeded her and together we didn't let tgat happen
  156. A5 Pass the mic. Literally, metaphorically, spiritually, citation-ally, etc. #critlib
  157. A5 I got some really great ideas today about how to broach some of these topics with first-year students. Definitely editing my LibGuides to have disclaimer about subject terms and lack of intersectionality (thanks @nfoasberg) #critlib
  158. @akaur0 @zoh_zoh we also are happy to talk about ideas you have if you are still feeling out what you might want to write about for #libparlor! #critlib
  159. @IamLibrarianSam and make sure you go through and share the results with your Community Council/Neighborhood Association! Your community should benefit from the research too, not just be the subjects in survey data! #critlib
  160. @ricketiki We're lucky to have people like @OpOnions and @violetbfox and a ton of other catalogers doing the work of correcting these issues. #critlib
  161. A5 Push for journals to create inclusive policies, like code4lib's ed board. #critlib
  162. A5: Pretty interested in OA. Reading items published OA and teaching others how to do so too. #critlib
  163. @chelseaheinbach A5 For one, I think I'm going to shift my focus to #oa tools in instruction with subscription databases as the afterthought #critlib
  164. A5 b/c I'm headed to #alamw18, I'm thinking a lot about the publishers who will be there, what they represent, and the books they will be promoting. It's my goal to come back with a suitcase full of #ownvoices galleys so I can promote the shit out of diverse books. #critlib
  165. Oooh oooh can we all promise to ask each booth rep for POC authors? Bc I had trouble w/that last time. #critlib  https://twitter.com/zoh_zoh/status/961069902848188416 
  166. @CharissaAPowell @akaur0 @zoh_zoh @LibParlor lollling so hard at all of the #LibParlor editors attacking this poor person with the "How to contribute" page #critlib
  167. @schomj To make unpublished work more visible: Cite presentations. To lift up presenters who haven’t published: reach out to thank them, encourage them to publish, offer to write letters of recommendation. #critlib
  168. @chelseaheinbach But this makes sense for Latin American Studies where 73-ish % of article are published #oa already #critlib
  169. A5 Start and build research projects that leverage and showcase students and library workers’ voices. Find ways to incorporate these ideas into a course proposal I’m working on #critlib
  170. A5. Encourage faculty to publish OA to support equitable access, and have students (and profs) constantly looking for who is being excluded from the conversation. #critlib
  171. A5. This is a good question that needs to bounce around my brain a bit before I have an answer. #critlib  https://twitter.com/chelseaheinbach/status/961068485840224256 
  172. @chelseaheinbach @CharissaAPowell @akaur0 @zoh_zoh @LibParlor WE ARE JUST VERY EXCITED! (sorry -- we should all maybe try to be a little more chill) #critlib
  173. @chelseaheinbach @CharissaAPowell @zoh_zoh @LibParlor It's not an attack...It's bringing this #critlib discussion full cycle...encouraging a POC to publish!
  174. A5: I have an article in the works and I’ve been intending to go through and make sure that my citations are more diverse, so that’s my next step #critlib
  175. All right #critlib, keep those answers coming, but with the final few minutes I’ll open it up to announcements! Anyone have anything exciting coming up to share?
  176. A5. Love @nfoasberg's disclaimer about subject headings in LibGuides. & since I'm still a new researcher, really reflect on what I'm interested in working on and who else may be a valuable collaborator in that conversation & cite them & cultivate those rships. #critlib
  177. And I want to pay more attention to this going forward. #critlib
  178. Of course, my #critlib pitch is to invite you all to write for @LibParlor and help us demystify the research process for everyone :)  http://bit.ly/contribute2lp 
  179. A4. I'm struggling a bit with phrasing here, but... If you're an editor and creating a call for proposals, are you proofreading it with an eye to making it comprehensible to newer authors? If you're a peer reviewed, are you providing guidance? #critlib  https://twitter.com/CharissaAPowell/status/961065605997744129 
  180. A5 My pitch for #critlib is that you should wake up super early on Monday, February 12 and watch the Youth Media Awards at 8AM Mountain! (I will be there yelling & cheering!)  http://www.ala.org/news/mediapresscenter/presskits/youthmediaawards/alayouthmediaawards  #alamw18
  181. A5 #critlib since my work at the moment is mostly infolit instruction, I will be thinking about big and small ways to make sure my students are exposed not just to diverse voices, but also to some of the structural components of why scholarship is so heavily white men.
  182. Here’s my #critlib pitch: Come work with me! We have two open positions at Queens College now: a data librarian position and an archivist position, and two more to be posted very soon: outreach and digital scholarship. Details here:  https://library.qc.cuny.edu/information/employment.php 
  183. Alright that’s a wrap! Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts and expertise. Special thanks to my fellow moderators @CharissaAPowell and @CharlotteRock. Keep an eye out for a @LibParlor post recapping the chat coming soon! #critlib
  184. @chelseaheinbach Gosh, like what? I can make a shameless plug about an article 2 coauthors and I got accepted in portal: "Information literacy practices of Spanish-speaking graduate students at the University of Kansas." We used focus groups to make student voices central to our research #critlib
  185. My #critlib pitch is to either buy a copy of @safiyanoble's book or put it on hold at your library so they purchase a second/third/twelfth copy. This book is an important one, and a lot of bozos are attempting to dismiss it (as bozos are wont to do).  https://nyupress.org/books/9781479837243/ 
  186. My pitch is nothing to do with #critlib look at the ground carefully, the bulbs are sprouting and spring is coming. I saw these in tree pits yesterday #spring https://t.co/0b2TFh1fMD
    My pitch is nothing to do with #critlib look at the ground carefully, the bulbs are sprouting and spring is coming. I saw these in tree pits yesterday #spring pic.twitter.com/0b2TFh1fMD
  187. @CharlotteRock I highly recommend Fisher & Trimble: doing research with ethnocultural populations. Consider who you are researching ethnocultultural pop, even if they technically aren’t. Research with-not on. #critlib
  188. Thank you so much @CharlotteRock @chelseaheinbach & @CharissaAPowell for moderating such a fantastic #critlib chat! I learned so much & got so many ideas to keep thinking on. (PS. coincidence, that all your names start w/"ch"?!)
  189. @soccerbrarian exactly!!! yes thank you for sharing that is super exciting! Shameless plugs encouraged. I should have said that 😛 #critlib
  190. I'm heading to bed with much to think about! And how to help use these ideas when my library work is only part-time! Thank you for the great #critlib chat!
  191. Seek out the emic and etic perspectives. #critlib and stats aren’t objective. They are full of context. Is that useful for this conversation?
  192. My poor Toast has been waiting so patiently for me to finish so we can go for a walk. Goodnight #critlib! https://t.co/HZ8f7RV9MT
    My poor Toast has been waiting so patiently for me to finish so we can go for a walk. Goodnight #critlib! pic.twitter.com/HZ8f7RV9MT
  193. thanks to @CharlotteRock, @chelseaheinbach, & @CharissaAPowell for a great #critlib chat. I definitely learned a lot & have a lot of things to think about & incorporate into my own practice!
  194. Sad to have missed #critlib BUT will be reading everyone’s brilliance tomorrow! For now the kiddo is (finally!) asleep, rosé is on hand and my husband just shared this amazingness 👇🏽 https://t.co/BzPWPjkVuL
    Sad to have missed #critlib BUT will be reading everyone’s brilliance tomorrow! For now the kiddo is (finally!) asleep, rosé is on hand and my husband just shared this amazingness 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/BzPWPjkVuL
  195. sliding in with a lateish #critlib pitch: my library is hiring an information literacy coordinator, an education information librarian, and a director of resource services! positions here:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com//semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1 
  196. For a holistic look at inequality in USA education, follow @nhannahjones , MacArthur Genius Fellow, whose journalism explores how inequality in engineered into USA education. Very compelling work. #critlib
  197. Need to find some #LIS journals? This huge list from the University of Saskatchewan has #OA ones marked:  https://library.usask.ca/ceblip/research/peer-reviewed-lis-journals.php  Where possible, also consider putting preprints into your institutional repository, @LISSArchive, etc. #critlib  https://twitter.com/kevinseeber/status/961067257118916608 
  198. Thought-provoking answers to tonight's #critlib Qs! As a Black woman whose 1st career was publishing (17yrs), I can offer input on Q1.  https://twitter.com/CharlotteRock/status/961058292108677121 
  199. A1. Entrée into publishing is often an unpaid internship. Consider who has the resources (financial or otherwise) to work for free. #critlib
  200. A1.2. Getting into publishing can also be a matter of who you know. What does existing staff look like? Odds are, those connected to this staff look like them. #critlib
  201. A1.3 The unpaid internship & connections benefitting those in homogeneous social circles uphold inequities in publishing in terms of diversity in staff & what gets greenlit for publishing. #critlib
  202. @Bali_Maha @soccerbrarian @referencebird So often students navigate databases and latch onto the first hit that looks relevant, without critically evaluating the sources. Maha, your exercise interrogates what the algorithms feed us. Very apropos to this #critlib chat:  http://critlib.org/publishing-whiteness-and-inequities/ 
  203. @Bali_Maha @soccerbrarian @referencebird Maha, how have you adapted the exercise? Would love to see the assignment and how you describe the search process. #critlib #infolit