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NYU Libraries Sponsors the Critical Pedagogy Symposium May 17–19

by NYU Libraries Communications on 2023-04-26T11:17:56-04:00 | 0 Comments

Registration has attracted 1000 RSVPs in the first week for the Critical Pedagogy Symposium, which will be held virtually May 17th - May 19th, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET. The virtual event is open to everyone: faculty, students, and the general public. Use this link to register before the waitlist opens.

Critical Pedagogy Symposium: Registration Now Open!

NYU Libraries is proud to once again sponsor the Critical Pedagogy Symposium (CPS.) CPS is a working symposium that is focused on creating space for library workers to learn, collaborate, and engage with the critical theoretical issues that underpin our profession. 

CPS understands Critical Pedagogy as a praxis that interrogates power structures, distributions of labor, histories, queer, racial inequities, environmental and social justices, and other forms of anti-oppression frameworks.

The May 2023 Symposium is devoted entirely to exploring critical race theory within Library and Information Science. To learn more about the theoretical framing and practical approach to the Symposium, listen to the CRTCollective’s podcast, The Organic Intellectuals episode in two parts, featuring NYU librarians CPS organizers with Dr. Anthony Dunbar, Assistant Professor at Dominican University (DU) in the School of Information Studies and CRTcollective co-founder.

The Symposium will feature an Opening Keynote from David James Hudson (University of Guelph) and Closing Keynote with Emily Drabinski (City University of New York Graduate Center) in conversation with David James Hudson and Baharak Yousefi (Simon Fraser University), moderated by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz (New York University).

A mid symposium Plenary titled, Critical Race Theory and Critical Pedagogy Librarianship: Intersections, Explorations, and Practice with Critical Pedagogy Librarians Jamillah R. Gabriel (Harvard University), Robin Gee (Cornell University), Tova Johnson (Oregon Health & Science University), and Symphony Bruce (New York University) will also place us into context with the practical applications of this work on the ground in our libraries.

The entire three-day symposium will include presentations, peer review, discussions, and lightning talks, some of which are listed below:

Wednesday, May 17th:

Thursday, May 18th:

Friday, May 19th: 

For more information about the program, check out the Critical Pedagogy Symposium website which has the full schedule, email, or follow on Twitter @crit_pedagogy.

The Critical Pedagogy Symposium is a collaborative project sponsored by ACRL/NY, CUNY LILAC, Barnard College, METRO, Library Juice Press and Library Juice Academy and NYU Libraries. Additional sponsorship is provided by the CRTcollective, a community of international, interdisciplinary, and intersectional scholar-activists who are committed to cultivating knowledge and information across borders.


Symposium Committee:

Dianne Gordon Conyers
Associate Professor & Periodicals Librarian
LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

Emma C. Antobam-Ntekudzi
Bronx Community College, CUNY

Hafeezah Hussein
Instruction Assessment Associate,
Undergraduate & Instructional Services, NYU

Hailey Byrd
Dual Degree Student MA Costume Studies, NYU Steinhardt
MLIS, LIU Palmer School of Library Science
External Engagement Intern, Division of Libraries, NYU

Hebah Emara
Librarian for Open Innovation
Bern Dibner Library, NYU

Lia Warner
Reference and Instruction Associate
Reference Services Department, NYU

Liam Adler 
Director of Collections Strategy, Access, and Engagement
Librarian for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)
Barnard Library & Academic Information Services, Barnard College

Linda Miles, MLS, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor
Head of Reference
Hostos Community College, CUNY

Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz 
Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning & Engagement
New York University Libraries
Visiting Asst. Prof., Pratt School of Information

Stephanie Margolin 
Associate Professor & Instructional Design Librarian
Hunter College, CUNY

Symphony Bruce
Critical Pedagogy Librarian,
Undergraduate & Instructional Services, NYU


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