Deficit or equity: Decoding implicit thinking and practice in information literacy teaching and learning
Free online presentation
Thursday, June 18th, 2020
1:00-2:00 PM (Central)
Presented via Zoom
As a profession, academic librarianship has prioritized equitable and inclusive practices, including in our teaching practice. However, we have not spent a significant amount of time discussing what it means to approach our practice with an equitable mindset and considering pedagogical strategies that can help librarians be visible leaders in this space at our institutions. In this presentation and online discussion, attendees will learn about a framework for advancing equitable practice in higher education paired with a popular pedagogical strategy (Decoding the Disciplines) that can help librarians and instructors design student-centered assignments and activities while avoiding a deficit approach to the development of students’ information literacy. Attendees will be given time for reflection and discussion, and a few practical examples will also be given.
Amanda Folk is Assistant Professor and Head of the Teaching & Learning Department at The Ohio State University Libraries. Her current research examines first-generation college students’ experiences with research assignments in service of understanding how librarians can productively address social-class and racial achievement gaps.
Sara Miller is the Librarian for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Initiatives at Michigan State University, partnering with the general education (Integrative Studies) programs for information literacy integration. Her interests include faculty development, reflective practice, critical pedagogy, and asking really hard questions.
This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you’ll receive an email that includes a link to the video of the presentation.
Please direct questions and concerns to Laura Gariepy (email@example.com), Chair of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. View a list of past programs sponsored by the committee.