Health Science Librarians of Ilinois

HSLI Newsletter


Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

Registration Open for 2019 ACRL Instruction Section’s Annual Virtual Discussion Forum (1:00 PM CDT on Tuesday, June 11)

(via Beth Black, The Ohio State University)

Challenging Deficit Thinking in Academic Libraries: Ideas and Applications

A virtual panel discussion convened by Eamon Tewell of Columbia University with panelists Yi Ding of California State University, Northridge; Chelsea Heinbach and Rosan Mitola of University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Amy Pajewski of West Chester University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, June 11 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific.

What is deficit thinking, and how is it present in libraries and education? The idea that people fail because of personal attributes is pervasive and damaging. In education, deficit models focus on a learner’s weaknesses, ignoring the systemic issues around them. Participants in this discussion will find out what deficit models look like in information literacy and library instruction and learn about teaching strategies that aim to oppose systemic inequalities rather than have students simply adapt to them.

This webinar is free and open to all. A recording will be made available after the session.

Register now, as space is limited: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/5f1d4d3c8d922b98c5b9141539e44ee6

Find out more by reading the discussion digest: https://acrl.ala.org/IS/2019-is-annual-virtual-discussion-forum-digest/

Leave a Reply