All library staff are encouraged to attend this presentation and brief workshop on critical pedagogy and its implications for libraries.  

As we consider more deeply the educational role of our organization, this session focuses especially on the rich traditions and emerging practices of critical pedagogy and how it might inform how we engage with students, helping them understand more completely the systems of power that are present in the information ecosystem, whether through the processes of peer review, publishing monopolies, algorithms in search engines, social media news dissemination, or other features of the world of information that present partial or distorted views of scholarship and information.  

This presentation will identify pedagogical practices that empower students and faculty alike, broaden conversations in the classroom and in other learning environments, and suggest ways of rethinking our instruction to develop students’ critical response to the world of information they live in.