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Incorporating Feminist Practice into Library Research [video replay]

On July 26, 2021 the ULS Professional Development Committee sponsored a discussion on incorporating feminist practice into library research. The presentation identified ways to incorporate feminism into the research process and discussed real world examples of feminist research practices. Presenters included: Kelsey Cheshire, Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Librarian at...

Incorporating Feminist Practice into Library Research

Librarianship has made strides in incorporating feminism into library services, but you have considered how librarians can embrace their personal beliefs as feminists within our scholarly pursuits? Librarians may be less aware of library research that incorporates feminism, or how we might already be putting feminist theory into practice without realizing it. In this session, we will start by sharing ways we incorporate feminist theory in our own work (including reference and instruction, collections, and scholarly communication) and invite you to share your own examples. We will then introduce a number of concepts from feminist ethics and theory that inform feminist research practice and showcase how these can be applied in any combination to produce research that is feminist. Finally, we will explore ways that feminism can be incorporated into research at many decision points, including approaches to research methods, citation, and the production and presentation of scholarship.