What is the Critical Librarianship in Practice: 2017 Unconference @UW Libraries?

The Critical Librarianship in Practice: 2017 Unconference @ UW Libraries is a library focused participatory gathering at the crossroads of teaching and learning. This informal get-together features opportunities for sharing your successes and challenges, and exploring new strategies for supporting student learning and engagement.

The Critical Librarianship in Practice: 2017 Unconference @ UW Libraries is sponsored by ALUW, Central Washington University Libraries, UW Libraries Diversity Advisory Committee, Library Juice Press, and the University of Washington Libraries' Teaching & Learning Group.

Our theme is ‘Critical Librarianship in Practice.' The theme of critical librarianship is inspired by the #critlib movement unconferences and Twitter discussions: [link to external site: http://critlib.org/]. The #critlib movement is comprised of library workers dedicated to examining structural inequalities caused by the 'imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy' (bell hooks) and incorporating social justice principles into library work. We understand critical practice to be recognizing, describing, and challenging power structures as well as negotiating power relationships that are (re)produced through the institutionalization of information. This unconference will focus on sharing how we are all approaching our practices through a critical lens. 

The day will consist of a few lightning talks and two roundtable sessions with topics you choose. We are accepting proposals for lightning talks till July 9th: click here for link to proposals form.

When is it?
Friday, August 25th, 2017 from 9:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.
Where is it?
Odegaard Library, University of Washington
How much is the registration?
This sounds incredibly awesome. How can I attend??
Click on the registration form link [link to external site] to sign up.

Note: if you have any problems getting into the registration page, you can RSVP by emailing maxwec@uw.edu with your name, institution, email, suggested discussion topics (optional), and any materials and resources related to your work with students and their various transitions (optional).