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Providing both a theoretical framework and practical guidance, this title introduces feminist pedagogy to librarians seeking to enrich their teaching practices in feminist and progressive ways. Drawing heavily upon the women's studies literature where the concept first appears, Accardi defines and describes recurring themes for feminist teachers: envisioning the classroom Providing both a theoretical framework and practical guidance, this title introduces feminist pedagogy to librarians seeking to enrich their teaching practices in feminist and progressive ways. Drawing heavily upon the women's studies literature where the concept first appears, Accardi defines and describes recurring themes for feminist teachers: envisioning the classroom as a collaborative, democratic, transformative site; consciousness raising about sexism and oppression; ethics of care in the classroom; and the value of personal testimony and lived experience as valid ways of knowing. Framing these concepts in the context of the limits of library instruction--so often a 50 minute one-shot bound by ACRL-approved cognitive learning outcomes--Accardi invites a critical examination of the potential for feminist liberatory teaching methods in the library instruction classroom. This book is Number 3 in the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, Emily Drabinski, Series Editor.


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Providing both a theoretical framework and practical guidance, this title introduces feminist pedagogy to librarians seeking to enrich their teaching practices in feminist and progressive ways. Drawing heavily upon the women's studies literature where the concept first appears, Accardi defines and describes recurring themes for feminist teachers: envisioning the classroom Providing both a theoretical framework and practical guidance, this title introduces feminist pedagogy to librarians seeking to enrich their teaching practices in feminist and progressive ways. Drawing heavily upon the women's studies literature where the concept first appears, Accardi defines and describes recurring themes for feminist teachers: envisioning the classroom as a collaborative, democratic, transformative site; consciousness raising about sexism and oppression; ethics of care in the classroom; and the value of personal testimony and lived experience as valid ways of knowing. Framing these concepts in the context of the limits of library instruction--so often a 50 minute one-shot bound by ACRL-approved cognitive learning outcomes--Accardi invites a critical examination of the potential for feminist liberatory teaching methods in the library instruction classroom. This book is Number 3 in the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, Emily Drabinski, Series Editor.

30 review for Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mackenzie Brooks

    Could not have come at a better time for me. Term is winding down so now I have time to reflect on all my failings as a teacher. It is helpful to hear about how students *want* to be empty vessels and that I shouldn't internalize their rejection of my rejection of the authoritative position in the classroom. Could not have come at a better time for me. Term is winding down so now I have time to reflect on all my failings as a teacher. It is helpful to hear about how students *want* to be empty vessels and that I shouldn't internalize their rejection of my rejection of the authoritative position in the classroom.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nicolas Lontel

    J'ai lu cet essai après de nombreux autres qui s'en inspire très fortement (ex: The Feminist Reference Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations ou Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership), donc j'ai définitivement l'impression d'en apprendre encore moins que j'aurais dû sur la pédagogie féministe pour l'enseignement des études en bibliothèque. Je comprends cependant beaucoup plus ce qui m'énervait énormément dans les autres essais: cet espace de listage de privilège J'ai lu cet essai après de nombreux autres qui s'en inspire très fortement (ex: The Feminist Reference Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations ou Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership), donc j'ai définitivement l'impression d'en apprendre encore moins que j'aurais dû sur la pédagogie féministe pour l'enseignement des études en bibliothèque. Je comprends cependant beaucoup plus ce qui m'énervait énormément dans les autres essais: cet espace de listage de privilège et d'expériences qui n'apportent rien à la discussion et qui ressemble plus à un espèce de dédouanement que de réelles réflexions sur le point de vue situé émanant des théorie du féminisme noir et que je trouve pertinente. Ça transparait qu'ici ce n'est pas exactement fait correctement et que les essais qui suivent ne font que reproduire ce qui a été fait dans cet essai. L'essai a quand même le mérite d'introduire à bell hooks et Paulo Freire (bien qu'on mentionne que ce dernier a quelques problèmes d'un point de vue féministe, sans jamais les nommer!), mais les personnes qui auront lu ces auteur·es n'apprendront pas grand chose de neuf. On fait aussi un survol rapide de certaines autres théories féministes comme l'utilisation des care studies dans la pédagogie et cette partie était définitivement intéressante. Tout l'appareil d'appendices (et la fin de l'essai en général) est beaucoup plus pertinent à mon avis, on est au-delà de la présentation de ce qu'est le féminisme ou la pédagogie (avec des théories très générales) et on donne enfin du concret en disant quels sont les outils, les méthodes, les structures, comment les appliquer et ce qui ça donne au final comme apprentissage et découvertes. Ça prend quand même beaucoup de temps à en arriver là et j'ai honnêtement failli lâcher l'essai en plein milieu. Je dois toutefois avouer avoir trouvé beaucoup de problème à cet ouvrage, notamment au fait que l'autrice estime que les méthodes pédagogiques pour répondre à des questions homophobes (par exemple), c'est de faire des remarques sarcastiques et de se moquer des étudiant·es qui posent ces questions [plutôt que de proposer autre chose: une explication, de la pédagogie, des méthodes de recherche pour trouver les vraies réponses à ces questions (comme une bibliothécaire devrait savoir)]. Le genre de remarque émise dans le livre à ce niveau ne mène à rien sinon à de la frustration et au refus d'en savoir davantage, une sorte de gate-keeping féministe même si les opinions émises peuvent être agressives. Dans le rôle d'un·e pédagogue qui est littéralement là pour justement proposer comment faire de la recherche et évaluer les résultats de celle-ci, on s'attend vraiment à mieux. Je pense sincèrement que la collection aurait avantage à revoir un peu ses fondements puisqu'on semble se baser uniquement sur cet essai pour réfléchir à la question ce qui amène à de nombreux problème. Cet établissement de la réflexion philosophique pédagogique en bibliothèque amène son lot de problème et aseptise vraiment les réflexions féministes qui suivent et, comme j'ai pu le constater par les livres parus après, n'amène finalement que son lot de répétition de ce que cet essai introduit déjà. [Bon, c'est quand même assez particulier de juger les contributions théoriques qui suivent dans cette revue de cet essai alors qu'il ne fait que poser des bases. Je n'en veux vraiment pas à l'essayiste ici pour ce qui suit, ça démontre même l'importance qu'elle a dans les réflexions qui vont suivre, je suis juste déçu au final, je m'attendais peut-être à beaucoup trop]

  3. 4 out of 5

    Margot Note

    Holy smokes is this a good read... I found in the stacks before teaching a session for my Research Methods class for Women's History students. "As I tell the students I work with, when you cannot find articles on your topic, that does not mean your topic is not worth exploring. It just means the literature does not exist yet, and that you have to make that literature happen" (5). "The question of feminism and authority is an interesting one, because it is true, in my own experience, that sometim Holy smokes is this a good read... I found in the stacks before teaching a session for my Research Methods class for Women's History students. "As I tell the students I work with, when you cannot find articles on your topic, that does not mean your topic is not worth exploring. It just means the literature does not exist yet, and that you have to make that literature happen" (5). "The question of feminism and authority is an interesting one, because it is true, in my own experience, that sometimes students do resist having to take responsibility for their own learning. They might resist, mock, undermine, or flat-out refuse to participate in activities that are active, student-centered, and developed in the spirit of 'guide on the side' versus 'sage on the stage'...It often feels easier to give the students what they want and to maintain the traditional, passive, bibliographic instruction model rather than try to create a more dynamic classroom that encourages student participation and values student input. But just because it is easier does not mean that it is the most effective technique for producing and facilitating student learning" (47-8).

  4. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Recommend for any teaching librarian interested in creating engaged and socially aware students, even if all you teach are one - shots.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    This is fantastic! I discovered Library Juice Press thanks to #critlib on Twitter. When I looked at what books they had published, this immediately jumped out at me. I was pleasantly surprised to see my library had the ebook version. The author gives a helpful overview of feminism, feminist pedagogy, feminist pedagogy in library instruction, and then feminist assessment. The reference list, further reading list, and appendixes of in-class activities, handouts, and assessment tools are all so usef This is fantastic! I discovered Library Juice Press thanks to #critlib on Twitter. When I looked at what books they had published, this immediately jumped out at me. I was pleasantly surprised to see my library had the ebook version. The author gives a helpful overview of feminism, feminist pedagogy, feminist pedagogy in library instruction, and then feminist assessment. The reference list, further reading list, and appendixes of in-class activities, handouts, and assessment tools are all so useful. It's a fairly short book that only took me this long to read because I was trying to stretch it out over time to let everything sink in. My only complaint is now I want to see revisions based on the IL framework! There are so many great ideas in here that I just need to buy it. It was pleasantly affirming to learn that I already teach with a feminist pedagogy, but I have room to improve and consider new ways to affirm my students and teach using examples dealing with gender.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Amy Layton

    This book may be little, but it packs a big punch.  Accardi first positions us with Paulo Freire's notable work The Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and by referencing that alongside her own personal experiences, she explains just what exactly feminist pedagogy is and how to use it in the library instruction classroom.  Most notably: have students lead the discussions, call on women more, and put thought into creating a reflection process.  She also includes appendices filled with further resources an This book may be little, but it packs a big punch.  Accardi first positions us with Paulo Freire's notable work The Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and by referencing that alongside her own personal experiences, she explains just what exactly feminist pedagogy is and how to use it in the library instruction classroom.  Most notably: have students lead the discussions, call on women more, and put thought into creating a reflection process.  She also includes appendices filled with further resources and examples of how to plan an instruction session, making this book perfect for learning about the theory and then putting it into practice!  A must-read for the instruction librarian. Review cross-listed here!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    As I am starting my new job as a teacher I am looking for innovative methods of teaching, which challenge patriarchal knowledge construction. Without realizing the subtitle of the book, I ordered it. The book focuses on implementing feminist teaching in a librarian teaching environment. Since I am not a librarian, parts of the text weren’t understandable to me, as they were based on different requirements in data analysis. However certain more general aspects were very valuable to me and pinpoin As I am starting my new job as a teacher I am looking for innovative methods of teaching, which challenge patriarchal knowledge construction. Without realizing the subtitle of the book, I ordered it. The book focuses on implementing feminist teaching in a librarian teaching environment. Since I am not a librarian, parts of the text weren’t understandable to me, as they were based on different requirements in data analysis. However certain more general aspects were very valuable to me and pinpointed specific situations in common education systems, that have always bothered me. The author also experiments with writing a scientific paper in the first person narrative, which is a bit of a love affair I have on general with feminist texts, so I strongly applauded that too.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Valerie Brett

    This is a good and brave book that is academic but includes the personal (which makes sense when writing about feminism). It's brief but dense which is perfect. I would have liked to see more about what makes feminist pedagogy in libraries (specifically) unique-that was covered in the lesson plans, I thought, but could have been much more extensive in the actual text of the book. Glad I read this. This is a good and brave book that is academic but includes the personal (which makes sense when writing about feminism). It's brief but dense which is perfect. I would have liked to see more about what makes feminist pedagogy in libraries (specifically) unique-that was covered in the lesson plans, I thought, but could have been much more extensive in the actual text of the book. Glad I read this.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    A good mixture of theory and practice - especially appreciated the example worksheets and lesson plans. Would recommend to anyone in library instruction or reference!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Cohen

    The lesson plans inside are so helpful.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Amy Kay

    Great read on a timely topic. Library Juice Press is at the forefront of critical theory in library science. I would love for this book to be updated and expanded on.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay

    This book was excellent! I have always felt certain ways about instruction and this book put a name to it and defined it! Engaging quick read which is hard for professional literature.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    Critical teaching techniques are central to the practice of progressive academic library instruction, and the book Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction by Maria T. Accardi frames the practice of critical librarianship through a feminist lens. The author leads the reader, chapter-by-chapter, through an exploration of the meanings of feminism and feminist pedagogy, the reasons feminist instruction is important for developing information literacy, techniques for integrating feminist teaching p Critical teaching techniques are central to the practice of progressive academic library instruction, and the book Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction by Maria T. Accardi frames the practice of critical librarianship through a feminist lens. The author leads the reader, chapter-by-chapter, through an exploration of the meanings of feminism and feminist pedagogy, the reasons feminist instruction is important for developing information literacy, techniques for integrating feminist teaching practices into library instruction, and how to modify traditional assessment in order to align with critical practices while still gathering meaningful feedback. The tone of the book shifts between personal and academic, which informs the reader while keeping them interested through relatability. Accardi references her own life experiences, as well as further literature on the subject of critical pedagogy (although, not much else has been written specifically regarding feminist library instruction). Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction is a well-written and interesting read, recommended for academic librarians interested in improving their instructional practices and for every student studying library and information science.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lara

    that conclusion! ❤️️

  15. 4 out of 5

    Carl

    A great, if a bit quick, introduction to bringing a feminist framework into library instruction, complete with sample instructional materials and methods for assessing learning in a more student-empowering way. Accardi comes of as welcoming and very passionate. One thing I wish she would have done more was spend some more time on the differences between feminist pedagogy and other learner-centered/constructivist pedagogies. Accardi acknowledges that that feminist pedagogy shares many traits with A great, if a bit quick, introduction to bringing a feminist framework into library instruction, complete with sample instructional materials and methods for assessing learning in a more student-empowering way. Accardi comes of as welcoming and very passionate. One thing I wish she would have done more was spend some more time on the differences between feminist pedagogy and other learner-centered/constructivist pedagogies. Accardi acknowledges that that feminist pedagogy shares many traits with them but has a definite progressive political end that many similar types of pedagogy lack, but there were multiple instances where she is discussing methods of instruction, and I could not see what made those particular examples feminist versus merely learner-centered.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    I read this book along with an online class taught by the author and really enjoyed the opportunity to put the ideas into practice after reading a chapter each week. If you teach any kind of classes, not just library instruction, this book will clearly explain the principles of feminist pedagogy and give you practical ways to put theory into practice. I tried out a few of the ideas for making my library instruction sessions more interactive and student-centered and was really pleased with the ch I read this book along with an online class taught by the author and really enjoyed the opportunity to put the ideas into practice after reading a chapter each week. If you teach any kind of classes, not just library instruction, this book will clearly explain the principles of feminist pedagogy and give you practical ways to put theory into practice. I tried out a few of the ideas for making my library instruction sessions more interactive and student-centered and was really pleased with the change in the dynamic of the classroom and got positive feedback from the instructor and students.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Holiday

    This is a great introduction to feminist pedagogy for librarians. I would recommend that any librarian who teaches or provides instruction as part of their job read this book. It's short, accessible, and provides some information about how to apply feminist pedagogy to teaching as well as to assessment of teaching. This is a great introduction to feminist pedagogy for librarians. I would recommend that any librarian who teaches or provides instruction as part of their job read this book. It's short, accessible, and provides some information about how to apply feminist pedagogy to teaching as well as to assessment of teaching.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Naomi Toftness

    the best part was the conclusion, and being honest about the isolation of being an instruction librarian, especially one with counterculture ideals. otherwise, the "feminist" pedagogy isnt radically different from other student centered teaching. the best part was the conclusion, and being honest about the isolation of being an instruction librarian, especially one with counterculture ideals. otherwise, the "feminist" pedagogy isnt radically different from other student centered teaching.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jay

    I do not intend to be an instructional librarian, but the methods and theories Accardi discusses in this book should inspire a praxis in anybody who has to teach anybody anything; I know I'll keep this book on hand if I ever have to train people, or even do a conference presentation. I do not intend to be an instructional librarian, but the methods and theories Accardi discusses in this book should inspire a praxis in anybody who has to teach anybody anything; I know I'll keep this book on hand if I ever have to train people, or even do a conference presentation.

  20. 4 out of 5

    aj

    I really enjoyed Maria's approach to both describing her instruction and explaining her development and reflections. I did not come out of the book with ready-to implement strategies, however her stories assured me that experimenting, and surface-failures, are valid practice. I really enjoyed Maria's approach to both describing her instruction and explaining her development and reflections. I did not come out of the book with ready-to implement strategies, however her stories assured me that experimenting, and surface-failures, are valid practice.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Considering this book was published in 2013, I would have expected it to be more trans inclusive, in language if nothing else. But otherwise I really liked the book, it gave helpful insights.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Russell

    Well researched, well articulated. I wish there was more! The appendices and references are amazing help for further research and implementation.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ilana

    Fabulous

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

  26. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

  27. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

  28. 4 out of 5

    Torie

  29. 5 out of 5

    Karlyn

  30. 5 out of 5

    Hilary

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