Maria T. Accardi is Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction and Reference at Indiana University Southeast, a regional campus of Indiana University located in New Albany, Indiana. Maria holds a BA in English from Northern Kentucky University, an MA in English from the University of Louisville, and an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. She served as a co-editor of and contributor to Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (Library Juice Press, 2010), and is the author of Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction (Library Juice Press, 2013), for which she received the ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section Award for Significant Achievement in Women and Gender Studies Librarianship in 2014. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky. She is also the editor of The Feminist Reference Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations (Library Juice Press, 2017).
Feminist Librarianship: Re-Envisioning Library Work eCourse
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While the term “feminist pedagogy” is commonly associated with the academic world, its implications for libraries are much broader than that. With its focus on inclusion and social justice, people across the library profession have much to gain from learning about librarianship from this perspective.
This 4-week course enables you to define feminist pedagogy, identify its relevance for social justice activism in libraries, and identify implications for your professional practices, no matter your library setting. Through assigned readings and engagement in weekly discussion board prompts, you will explore feminist pedagogy as a lens to re-envision library work in reference services, collection development, cataloging and classification, access services, and more.
The course design enables and facilitates quality interaction among all participants and employs feminist pedagogy as a tool to model what it looks like in action. This means that you will work together to build knowledge; experiential knowledge will be validated; and student voices will be valued.
By participating in this eCourse, you will
- Define feminist pedagogy
- Describe the relevance of feminist pedagogy to all library settings
- Identify implications for feminist pedagogy in your current professional settings
- Describe two specific, practical ways in which your current practices or processes might be enhanced by feminist pedagogy
Upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. This PDF contains a link to our Registration page and a password. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to complete the registration. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed by selecting "My Account" at the top of your screen and then selecting the "Files" tab. Confirmation with login instructions, reminders, and alerts will go to the email address used in the registration.
How this eCourse Works
The eCourse begins on February 3, 2020. Your participation will require approximately four to five hours a week, at times that fit your schedule. There are no live sessions. All activities take place on the website, and you will be expected to
- Read, listen to or view online content
- Post to online discussion boards
- Complete weekly assignments or activities
Instructor Maria T. Accardi will monitor discussion boards regularly during the 4-week period, lead group discussions, and will also answer individual questions. All interaction will take place on the eCourse site, which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's recommended that students log into the site on the first day of class or within a few days for an overview of the content and to begin the first lesson.
Participants will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message boards participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (mp3 files), and downloading and viewing PDFs and PowerPoint files. ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions eCourses are fully compatible with Windows and MacOs.
This eCourse is licensed for a single user. For pricing on bulk purchases in excess of $1,000, please contact us for more information.