This is last part of a keynote I gave in October at CSU San Marcos's student Social Justice Summit. It's long so I've split it into three installments - best to start with parts 1 and 2 if you haven't yet. allyship, community, and tools for change: social justice summit keynote transcript (part 3 of 3). See the full... Continue Reading →
on information privilege.
The concept of information privilege situates information literacy in a sociocultural context of justice and access. Information as the media and messages that underlie individual and collective awareness and knowledge building; privilege as the advantages, opportunities, rights, and affordances granted by status and positionality via class, race, gender, culture, sexuality, occupation, institutional affiliation, and political... Continue Reading →
grappling with glass: (mis)adventures in wearable technology.
First confession: my library bought Google Glass about six months ago. Second confession: I have, shall we say, a conflicted relationship with Glass. Third confession: although my intrepid colleague and collaborator Dani Brecher and I just published a piece on the program we've developed at Claremont, I have strenuously avoided writing about it in this more personal venue. Fourth... Continue Reading →
acrl 2013 and biennial milestones.
For the record, I tend to love this conference and this year was no exception. It is organized by people I respect, draws focused talent from a broad range of specializations, and I am invariably able to touch base with well-loved colleagues past/present/future. I have also found that ACRL seems to coincide with and/or create... Continue Reading →