IACRL Journal Club

Join the IACRL Virtual Journal Club for a laid-back lunchtime chat about academic librarianship. We’ll provide an article, a brief summary of the piece, and a discussion leader; you bring your sandwich, your tea, and your appetite for a conversation with your peers about the article and the profession. Check in with your colleagues from across the state and learn about the state of scholarship centered on topics relevant to your work in college or university libraries.

March 10, 2023, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Library Tautology: A Reenactment of the One-Shot
Article: Almeida, Nora. “Library Tautology: A Reenactment of the One-Shot.” College & Research Libraries, vol. 83, no. 5, 2022. https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/25585/33492
Facilitators: Alissa Droog (Northern Illinois University) and Sarah McHone-Chase (Aurora University)

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Past Journal Club Meetings

November 11, 2022, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Zooming Through Crisis: Navigating the Move to Online Programming
Article: Droog, A., Shotick, K., Swope, K., Finley, W., McGowan, B., and McHone-Chase, S. (2022). Zooming through Crisis: Navigating the Move to Online Programming. Marketing Libraries Journal, 6(1): 42-62.
Facilitators: Alissa Droog (Northern Illinois University) and Sarah McHone-Chase (Aurora University)

April 22, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Affordability of Course Materials: Reactive and Proactive Measures at The Ohio State University Libraries
Article: Dotson, D. & Olivera, A. (2020). Affordability of course materials: Reactive and proactive measures at The Ohio State University Libraries. Journal of Access Services, 17(3): 144-163. DOI: 10.1080/15367967.2020.1755674
Facilitators: Dee Anna Phares and Michele Hunt, Northern Illinois University Libraries 

March 25, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Teaching with Intent: Applying Culturally Responsive Teaching to Library Instruction

Article: Cowden, C., Seaman, P., Copeland, S., & Gao, L. Teaching with Intent: Applying Culturally Responsive Teaching to Library Instruction(2021). portal: Libraries and the Academy 21(2), 231-251. doi:10.1353/pla.2021.0014.
Facilitator: Dan Matthews, Digital Services Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College Library 

November 11, 2021, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Academic Library Spaces: Advancing Student Success and Helping Students Thrive
Article: Spencer ME, Watstein SB. Academic Library Spaces: Advancing Student Success and Helping Students Thrive. portal: Libraries and the Academy. 2017;17(2):389-402. doi:10.1353/pla.2017.0024
Facilitator: Shelly McDavid, Coordinator for Access, Services, & Spaces and STEM Librarian, SIUE

September 29, 2021, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Dreaming Revolutionary Futures: Critical Race’s Centrality to Ending White Supremacy
Sofia Y. Leung and Jorge R. López-McKnight.
This article was published in Communications in Information Literacy in a special issue edited by Maria T. Accardi, Emily Drabinski, and Alana Kumbier.
Facilitator: Mitchell Haas, Online Learning Librarian, SIUE

February 18, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - Noon
'If you aren’t White, Asian or Indian, you aren’t an engineer": racial microaggressions in STEM education
For an introduction to microaggressions in academic libraries, see "Keeping up with...microaggressions." ACRL Keeping Up With... March 2020. 
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI): Selected references with annotations, compiled by Laura Barnes.
Facilitator: Laura Barnes, 
 Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

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

October 29, 2020, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Facilitator: 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).
Facilitator: Bryan Clark, Illinois Central College.

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