Registration is now open for the Critical Pedagogy Symposium, which will be held virtually May 17th – May 19th, 2023, 12pm – 4pm EST. The virtual event is open to everyone. Use this link to register
CUNY LILAC is proud to once again sponsor the Critical Pedagogy Symposium (CPS). CPS is a working symposium that is focused on creating space for library workers to learn, collaborate, and engage with the critical theoretical issues that underpin our profession.
CPS understands Critical Pedagogy as a praxis that interrogates power structures, distributions of labor, histories, queer, racial inequities, environmental and social justices, and other forms of anti-oppression frameworks.
In 2023, the Symposium is devoted entirely to exploring critical race theory within Library and Information Science (LIS).
To learn more about the theoretical framing and practical approach to the Symposium, listen to the CRTCollective’s podcast episode featuring CPS organizers Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Symphony Bruce, and Hebah Emara here:
The Symposium will feature an Opening Keynote from David James Hudson (University of Guelph) and Closing Keynote with Emily Drabinski (City University of New York Graduate Center) in conversation with David James Hudson and Baharak Yousefi (Simon Fraser University), moderated by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz (New York University).
A mid symposium Plenary titled, Critical Race Theory and Critical Pedagogy Librarianship: Intersections, Explorations, and Practice with Critical Pedagogy Librarians Jamillah R. Gabriel (Harvard University), Robin Gee (Cornell University), Tova Johnson (Oregon Health & Science University), and Symphony Bruce (New York University) will also place us into context with the practical applications of this work on the ground in our libraries.
The entire three-day symposium will include presentations, peer review, discussions, and lightning talks, some of which are listed below:
Wednesday, May 17th:
- All Skinfolk Ain’t Kinfolk”: A Discussion on Racial Monolith Myths, and Counterstories in LIS through the Lens of Critical Race Theory
- Intersectional Methods: Conversations on Archives and Practice with a Queer and CRT Lens
- Using Critical Race Theory as a Framework for Teaching Mis/Dis Information
- Planning for Disability Utilizing Intersectionality to Change Libraries for Good
Thursday, May 18th:
- The Radical Formations of (UCLA’s) Ethnic Studies Libraries
- FL around and find out: What information professionals can learn from Florida’s empty bookshelves
- Let’s Talk About CRT, Let’s Talk About Literacy: Modifying The Framework For Anti-Racist Library Instruction
- The Library as Carceral Geography: How LIS Professionals Can Engage in the Work of Liberatory Placemaking
Friday, May 19th:
- Is Metadata Also Ignorance? Agnotology, Race, and Description*
- How Can Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality Promote Critical Thinking and Empathy?*
- Ua lawa mākou i ka pōhaku: Native Hawaiian Experiences in Librarianship
For more information about the program, check out the Critical Pedagogy Symposium website which has the full schedule, email email@example.com, or follow on Twitter @crit_pedagogy.
The Critical Pedagogy Symposium is a collaborative project sponsored by ACRL/NY, CUNY LILAC, Barnard College, METRO, Library Juice Press and Library Juice Academy and NYU Libraries. Additional sponsorship is provided by the CRTcollective, a community of international, interdisciplinary, and intersectional scholar-activists who are committed to cultivating knowledge and information across borders.
Dianne Gordon Conyers
Associate Professor & Periodicals Librarian
LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Emma C. Antobam-Ntekudzi
Assistant Professor/Reference & Instruction Librarian
Bronx Community College, CUNY
Instruction Assessment Associate
Undergraduate & Instructional Services, NYU
Dual Degree Student MA Costume Studies, NYU Steinhardt
MLIS, LIU Palmer School of Library Science
External Engagement Intern, Division of Libraries, NYU
Librarian for Open Innovation
Bern Dibner Library, NYU
Reference and Instruction Associate
Reference Services Department, NYU
Director of Collections Strategy, Access, and Engagement
Librarian for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)
Barnard Library & Academic Information Services, Barnard College
Linda Miles, MLS, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Head of Reference
Hostos Community College, CUNY
Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning & Engagement
New York University Libraries
Visiting Asst. Prof., Pratt School of Information
Associate Professor & Instructional Design Librarian
Hunter College, CUNY
Critical Pedagogy Librarian
Undergraduate & Instructional Services, NYU