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2015 SCIL Spring Program

Critical Practice: Sounds Great in Theory, butů

Critical Practice has been a rising subject of interest for academic libraries during the last decade. The most persistent question remains, how do we actually "do" critical library practice? In this workshop, Jim Elmborg will help us explore how critical practice can be located in library work, and how it can inform the practice of librarians. Topics will include: critical practice as a personal librarian ethic, critical practice as programmatic guide, critical practice and traditional library values, critical pedagogy and critical library practice, library spaces and critical practice, and critical practice and assessment.

About the presenter
Jim Elmborg has taught in a variety of contexts for almost forty years, including teaching English and working as an academic librarian. He is now an associate professor and past director of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa. As a librarian, he was Head, Library User Education at Washington State University, Pullman and Andrew Mellon Librarian for Information Technology at Wofford College and Furman University.


Friday, May 8th, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Doheny Memorial Library, Friends of the Libraries Lecture Hall (room 240): Campus map
University of Southern California, University Park campus
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Parking is $10.00. Parking Structure D is recommended for public parking.

Public transportation
USC is about a 30-minute trip from Union Station, either by taking the Red Line to the Expo Line, or by using the USC shuttle between Union Station and the University Park Campus: Public transportation info from USC.

Morning coffee/tea and a boxed lunch are included in the cost of registration.
  • $50.00 CARL Members
  • $75.00 Non-members
  • $25.00 Students / Retirees

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About SCIL

The Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL -- pronounced "skill") interest group is dedicated to providing professional development and discussion opportunities focused on information literacy and instruction-related activities for library professionals from all types of institutions.

CARL is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities at all CARL-sponsored events. Please indicate your special needs or dietary requirements when registering or RSVPing to events. Requests for special accommodations must be received at least two weeks prior to the event.



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