Monday, April 15, 2013

Feminist pedagogy

I was too busy at the end of last week to follow much of the ACRL conference live, but I did pick up some links etc. from the Twitter feed when I did dip in. I will give some of these over the next day or two. Firstly, Maria Accardi delivered a session on feminist pedagogy. She put a bibliography online at and she also has a book coming out about now:
Accardi, M. (2013) Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction. Library juicy press. Price: US $30.00; ISBN: 978-1-936117-55-0. "Providing both a theoretical framework and practical guidance, this title introduces feminist pedagogy to librarians seeking to enrich their teaching practices in feminist and progressive ways. Drawing heavily upon the women’s studies literature where the concept first appears, Accardi defines and describes recurring themes for feminist teachers: envisioning the classroom as a collaborative, democratic, transformative site; consciousness raising about sexism and oppression; ethics of care in the classroom; and the value of personal testimony and lived experience as valid ways of knowing. Framing these concepts in the context of the limits of library instruction--so often a 50 minute one-shot bound by ACRL-approved cognitive learning outcomes--Accardi invites a critical examination of the potential for feminist liberatory teaching methods in the library instruction classroom."

There is an interview with her here:

Photo by Sheila Webber: Spot the cat, Thessaloniki, April 2013

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