Annual Conference Session
As a profession, academic librarianship has prioritized equitable practices, including in our teaching practice. However, we have not spent a significant amount of time discussing what it means to approach our practice with an equitable mindset and considering pedagogical strategies that can help librarians be visible leaders in this space at our institutions. In this discussion forum, attendees will learn about a framework for advancing equitable practice in higher education paired with a popular pedagogical strategy (Decoding the Disciplines) that can help librarians and instructors design student-centered assignments and activities. Attendees will be given time for reflection and discussion, and a few practical examples will also be given. Attendees will be asked to consider and discuss the following questions:
o What does equity mean in terms of student learning and information literacy?
o What strategies do you or your colleagues currently use to create equitable learning experiences, or what strategies do you know about and would like to try?
o How could you apply the Decoding the Disciplines model to your own practice with students and with instructors?
ALA Unit/Subunit: ACRL
Meeting Type: Assembly,Forum/Update
Cost: Included with full conference registration.