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Monday, May 10 • 12:00am - 1:00am
When Business Meets Critical Pedagogy: Confronting Entanglements with Capital through Library Instruction

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In a time of massive societal inequality that has been exacerbated by the pandemic, how should we approach the most challenging of environments for critical library instruction: the business school? Using the lens of critical librarianship, we will share case studies of what critical business library instruction looks like in two different institutions. By highlighting roadblocks and affordances in our settings, we will demonstrate how dominant systems require a localized interpretation of critique in order for instruction librarians to appropriately respond. Attendees will design a method to interrupt library or disciplinary entanglements with capitalism through their own instructional practice.

Participants will:
  • Consider how libraries' entanglements with capitalism shape library instruction and other dimensions of our work
  • Identify ways to reroute the assumed concerns of students in capital-focused subjects from appropriating dominant logics towards a more socially just perspective

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Eamon Tewell

Head, Research Support & Outreach, Columbia University
Eamon Tewell (he/him/his) is Head of Research Support and Outreach for Columbia University’s Science, Engineering, & Social Science Libraries, where he supervises a team of subject librarians and identifies ways to support the research and learning needs of students and faculty... Read More →

Kate Adler

Director of Library Services, Metropolitan College of New York

Kae Bara Kratcha

Entrepreneurship & Social Science Librarian, Columbia University
Entrepreneurship, Critical Pedagogy, Workplace culture building, Equity in librarianship, Gender & Sexuality, Queer Studies, Technology, Early career librarianshipI use they/them pronouns :)

Monday May 10, 2021 12:00am - 1:00am EDT

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