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Integrating Intersectionality into Library Instruction & Programming: Welcome

Presented at Library Instruction West 2018, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado

Lindsay Davis

Instruction & Outreach Librarian 

University of California Merced       

ldavis23@ucmerced.edu

Roundtable Discussion Description

Incorporating critical librarianship into daily practice may initially seem daunting due to varying demands and constraints. Given these challenges, how can we help first-year students develop more complex understandings of social issues that they may be researching and writing about in their composition courses? How do we reach first-year students who may have overlapping identities find resources and support during their time at the university? Join two academic librarians who will introduce the efforts they have made to incorporate intersectional themes into instruction and educational programming on their respective campuses. Librarians attending this roundtable discussion will brainstorm and share ideas for engaging in first-year instruction and outreach efforts that promote intersectionality. 

Christal Young

Reference & Instruction Librarian    

University of Southern California       

youngc@usc.edu