IACRL Journal Club

February 18, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Microaggressions are indirect, subtle, or unintentional statements or acts directed at members of marginalized groups. These small incidents add up and make spaces feel unwelcoming. Join your colleagues for a discussion of microaggressions and how they impact us, our colleagues, and our patrons, using this month's article as a starting point. 

Lee, M.J., Collins, J.D., Harwood, S.A. et al. "'If you aren’t White, Asian or Indian, you aren’t an engineer': racial microaggressions in STEM education." International Journal of STEM Education 7, 48 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40594-020-00241-4. The article is open access and freely available from the publisher's website.

For an introduction to microaggressions in academic libraries, see LaBossiere, T. and Deese, A. (2020). "Keeping up with...microaggressions." ACRL Keeping Up With... March 2020. http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/keeping_up_with/microaggressions

Discussion Leader: Laura Barnes,  Illinois Sustainable Technology Center


Past Journal Club Meetings

December 17, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - Noon
A Scoping Review of Mentoring Programs for Academic Librarian
Discussion Leader: Sue Franzen, Illinois State University

October 29, 2020, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Discussion Leader: Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College

August 11, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
"How Students Engage with News: Five Takeaways for Educators, Journalists, and Librarians" 
We will  focus on the first half: Introduction (3-4), Five Takeaways (5-28), Conclusion (29-30).
Discussion Leader: Bryan Clark, Illinois Central College.

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