Faculty workshop | Reconstructing the Library (Part 2)
Academic and public libraries are often celebrated as providers of valuable collections and services, an example of successful public infrastructure and a commons or third space. From the early days of textuality, libraries were depositories of priceless knowledge and artistry. Yet libraries also first emerged within imperial and colonial regimes, upholding their autocratic knowledge hierarchies and beliefs. Today’s libraries serve more people than ever, but many of the structural issues inherited from this past survive even as new concerns emerge.
This workshop is a follow-up to Deconstructing the Library, Part 1. Participants will meet in Fleet Library and engage in example activities designed to encourage an exploratory, nontraditional approach to using the physical library. We will share ideas and resources, discussing how and when library employees ought to be consulted for permission and/or assistance in planning similar activities for classes.
Preferred prerequisite: Attend or watch Deconstructing the Library, Part 1
Instructor: Emily Coxe
Wednesday, October 27 at 6:30pm