Library Instruction West 2020
Seattle, Washington
July 22-24
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Thursday, July 23 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Zine-Making for Critical Pedagogy, Reflection, and Information Literacy

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In this session, we will explore how conference participants can use zines to disrupt classroom hierarchies (both student-teacher and student-student), empower learners as creators of knowledge, and foster critical information literacy skills. Although zines have become a growing area of interest within librarianship, zinesters and zine readers developed communities around creating and sharing these materials long before librarians began collecting and teaching with them. With that in mind, we position our own zine schemes within the larger history of zines as alternative, DIY media and a form of material culture. We focus on how teaching with and creating zines has impacted our own pedagogy and teaching philosophies, as well as how zine-making can introduce critical information literacy skills and empower students as researchers, even in a one-shot. To support our stated learning outcomes, participants will read, work with, and contribute to a collaborative zine responding to several prompts about critical reflection and pedagogy in instruction. This collaborative zine will be assembled by the presenters and distributed to participants after the conference. In previous workshops we have hosted, we have found that folks engage well with this type of activity and these smaller group conversations generate larger group discussion points.

Thursday July 23, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm AST
HUB 307 (Seats 30)

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