CritLib: Theory and Action

  • November 11, 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • The Inn at Swarthmore, 10 South Chester Rd, Swarthmore PA 19081


  • An ACRL/DVC membership through June 30, 2017 is included in the non-member registration fee. Please indicate on the next page whether you would like this added benefit at no additional charge.
  • Registration for accepted presenters. Code required.

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ACRL DVC’s Fall 2016 Conference
November 11, 2016

Inn at Swarthmore, 10 S. Chester Rd, Swarthmore, PA

CritLib: Theory and Action

CritLib, or critical librarianship, is a movement to bring social justice principles into our work in libraries. CritLib aims to engage participants in discussion about critical perspectives on library practice. At this workshop we will explore the CritLib movement, investigate our own assumptions and their effect on  our work and our patrons, and learn from librarians who have tried to make libraries more inclusive.


9:30-10:00 Registration and refreshments

10:00-10:45 Opening exercise: DeVon Jackson, Assistant Director for Leadership Programs, Villanova University

10:45-12:00 Keynote: Veronica Arellano Douglas, Reference & Instruction Librarian, St. Mary’s College

12:00:-1:00 Lunch & Business Meeting

1:00-2:30 CritLib in Practice: Panel and presentations from area libraries

2:30-3:00 Closing discussion: DeVon Jackson, Assistant Director for Leadership Programs, Villanova University