July 30, 2013

Just published: Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction

Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction

Author: Maria T. Accardi
Price: $22.00
Published: July 2013
ISBN: 978-1-936117-55-0

Number 3 in the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, Emily Drabinski, Series Editor

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.

This book is available from online booksellers and vendors to libraries and bookstores. Litwin Books and Library Juice Press no longer do direct retail sales to the public.

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