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.
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 School.
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 knowledge practices.