Monthly signal boosts will be short reflections on what I’ve read, listened to, watch, etc.
Posts by Year
The social model of disability offers insights into society, differences, and oppressive structures beyond disability.
Where I intend to be for ALAAC2018 and how I think we can make group notes.
Briefly linking to Emily Ford’s article about badges, a short reference about using type on the web, and getting going with a bibliography tool.
Can I make routinely time for these round-up posts this semester? Let’s find out, shall we? Links about journaling, pedagogy, and advocating for our patrons.
Critical reflection questions I ask myself and tools I find useful.
Many open access links plus excitement about adding comments to the site.
Design thinking in Idaho libraries, button templates from Librarian Design Share and Char Booth, and a few minor site font updates.
Links to some great articles I’ve read this last week, plus mentions of a few changes here on my site.
Another student-led conference that I wish I could have attended, plus more readings related to critical librarianship than you could shake a hashtag at.
I published the first reading notes on my open research notebook and I share some follow-up thoughts on emotional labor after this week’s Twitter chat.
Much like with succulents, I’ve planted an offshoot of this blog to see whether it’ll take root. Open Humanities Research Notebooks—come and join the future™.
The SWILA 2016 UnConference was a blast, and Joacim Hansson’s chapter on Chantal Mouffe in LIS is well worth your time.
Radical Librarians; UC Davis imagines a memory hole; Infrastructures of student dissent; Revolting Librarians.
Intro to #critlib 2; Improving accessibility for my reveal.js slides; Maker Showcase sounds and accessible statistics
DERAIL 2016 student forum at Simmons! Also site updates — recommended readings pages and deep links with Anchor.js.
Links to the CLAPS2016 site, Storify, and shared notes. And some photos!
Tools for Thinking (for information literacy instruction) and Tech Tools for Keeping Thoughts in Order (using Atom and its packages)
THATCampBoiseState2016 was a gem—I hope it comes back next year.
WA 2016 Week 05: #critlib chat on Patience and Impatience; Alison Hicks’ LibGuides: Pedagogy to Oppress?
Critlib chat about how we deal with the slow pace of social justice work; a great article examining how LibGuides hinders and potentially supports liberatory...
Library privacy session with ACLU Idaho’s Ritchie Eppink and Library Freedom Project’s Alison Macrina at Meridian Library District’s unBound technology lab.
WA 2016 Week 03: Du Bois & scientific sociology, #WOCinTechChat stock photos, LIS Mental Health Week
W.E.B. Du Bois as the founder of scientific sociology & its relevance for LIS; #WOCinTechChat stock photos; LIS Mental Health Week.
A culture of positivism, distinguishing between objectivity and objectivism, hegemony, false neutrality, values—this article has all sorts of relevance for l...
A #critlib chat on information resources & incarcerated people; an upcoming #moocmooc on Instructional Design; Nuzzel the app.
Why weekly? Why assemblage? Why Fluxus? And what’s that “sous les pavés, la plage” thing about?
Why do I #critlib? Because another librarianship is possible.
Makerspaces as Civic Infrastructure; Libraries as Infrastructure; Safe Spaces as Protections of Freedom (Not Censorship); The Demands
Unanticipated Costs of “Doing More with Less”; Be Yr Own Her@; Making It Known that Libraraies are Spaces for Making
Articles from LOEX Quarterly (one by Schoofs, another by Battista) that look at learning beyond the library’s space.
Enthusiasm about Massumi putting Deleuze in a nutshell! Analogies between the pedagogy & structural place of Writing Centers & libraries! Jekyll on t...
Three links & lots of enthusiasm! Elmborg’s “Literacies Large and Small,” a Time Management mega post, & how STEM relates to the liberal arts.
Halloween at CWI Library (Once Upon a Time); Readings I’m looking forward to; Taught my first library resources session.
A #critlib chat on gender & leadership in LIS, plus some history links.
Live! Real! Humans! (in the Classroom); Code Camps, the “Californian Ideology,” & Higher Ed’s Purpose; Open Access & “The Library of Forking Paths.”
Talking about librarianship values: objectivity as a value and valuing inclusivity enough to work toward it in earnest. And again—sorry, Eduardo.
Starting at the College of Western Idaho & going to the Idaho Library Association 2015 Annual Conference!
“Science” doesn’t have to be the only way to parse the “S” in LIS—I suggest some examples of using humanities-style critical theory in information studies in...
Getting library cards and appreciating some unexpected aspects of Maria Accardi’s Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction.
Driving from Bloomington, Indiana to Boise, Idaho; Luciano Floridi’s Information: A Very Short Introduction.
A #critlib chat on information & migrant populations; threats to the Tor exit node in Kilton Public Library; CFP for papers on whiteness in LIS; study on...
Reflections on the second #radlibchat and a Library Freedom Presentation by Alison Macrina.
Dropbox has both saved me from computer problems and helped me work more ubiquitously, so I sang the praises of it and other cloud storage at Hack Library Sc...
Reflecting on #critlib morphs into #critpotato for my much-delayed Week Four of #rhizo15 post, examining how online learning operates.
Are you looking for a good alternative to PowerPoint or Keynotes? Here’s a Hack Library School post about an excellent free & open source one!
I reflect on how arts & humanities undergraduates are taught critical theory & method, and how that might fall short preparing us for evaluating know...
For Week Three of #rhizo15, I trace a few thoughts on content vs discontents or reification and the observable outcomes of human actions.
Week Two of #rhizo15—How we might count the affective aspects of learning? Also, what potential does Git give us for making open humanities notebooks?
I wrote for Hack Library School about using quirky results or affordances to make your instruction sessions more engaging.
For Week One of #rhizo15, I write about my predilection for research processes over writing outcomes & whether library “neutrality” thwarts supportive de...
Still under construction, this post will be about my process of making a map of artist David Wojnarowicz’s gallery exhibits for the NOAA Science on a Sphere.
I write about moderating a #critlib Twitter chat on the constructivist potentials and neoliberal downsides of makerspaces, as well as briefly describe the mo...
For Week One of the Critical Pedagogy MOOC MOOC, I write about Paolo Freire’s problem-posing method and its potential links to critical librarianship.
I wrote for Hack Library School about taking notes—the actions, ideas, or project variety, not class notes—using Markdown or the Bullet Journal approach.
I wrote about critical librarianship and the #critlib chats on Twitter for Hack Library School.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Nicholas Basbanes recently gave talks touching on practices & situated uses of born-digital and cellulose-fiber materials, respe...
Although aimed at scientists, Software Carpentry’s workshops offer great learning experience for librarians, digital humanities folks, and anyone looking to ...
The Online Archive of California lies somewhere between a finding aid and a digital library—and is a huge boon to researchers that would be worth emulating e...
A post where I describe trying—and thus far, failing—to use Bigfoot.js to make footnotes more engaging in a Jekyll/GitHub Pages blog. I’ll revisit this soon ...
Brief reflections on a talk about bringing digital humanities to the reference desk, which I co-presented with Katherine Ahnberg at the New Directions in Inf...
Here’s a stellar ditty from Warp™ records that deserves being listened to with headphones or a subwoofer.
A Depeche Mode reference is more interesting than Hello World, isn’t it?