Hi, I'm Ryan.
I'm an instructional designer at Idaho State University, a Ph.D. student in English and the Teaching of English, and an academic journal editor.
Whether as a community college librarian, a college radio d.j., a rhetoric and composition instructor, or the other positions I've held, I help people understand complex ideas and systems, embrace curiosity, and explore new alternatives.
A better world is possible, and I aim to help make it happen. If you're curious for more details, here's more about me.
Somewhat regular posts.
My digital garden.
What I'm reading.
How I make this site.
I am also here.
Why do I #critlib? Because another librarianship is possible.
For Week One of the Critical Pedagogy MOOC MOOC, I write about Paulo Freire’s problem-posing method and its potential links to critical librarianship.
Monthly signal boosts will be short reflections on what I’ve read, listened to, watch, etc.
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.