Reference Librarianship & Justice: Critical Interventions – Book Launch Celebration and Discussions
Reference Librarianship & Justice: Critical Interventions
Book Launch Celebration and Discussions
Friday, March 8
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
METRO Library Council
599 11th Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Join us for a half day event to celebrate the recent publication of Reference Librarianship & Justice: History, Practice and Praxis.
METRO Library Council, along with the book’s editors, are hosting a dialogue and happy hour to continue the conversation on the history, application, and critical dimensions of reference services.
In the book and in this event, we stake out and explore the terrain of a critical, social-justice oriented, purposeful, and engaged reference practice. How and when do reference work and justice work overlap? What steps can be taken to further a reference practice that seeks justice? These questions, among many others, will be discussed through panels, lightning rounds, and breakout sessions.
1:15 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Social Justice and Reference
Panelists: Kate Adler, Ian Beilin, and Eamon Tewell
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Presentations & Panel Discussion: Reference Services and Incarcerated People
Panelists: Mia Bruner, Joshua Finnell, and Emily Jacobson
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Lightning Rounds: The History and Praxis of Reference and Justice
Speakers: Jeff Hirschy, Michelle Notto, Julia Marden, and Haruko Yamauchi
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions: Exploring the Practice of Reference and Justice
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Happy hour with beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks
Registration fees for this event are $20 for METRO members and $40 for non-members. If these fees present a hardship for you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for special pricing.
Kindly register by Wednesday, March 6.