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.
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 this post for Hack Library School.
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 lowering white defensiveness around racial privilege.