It’s almost 6am, I’m sitting in the Tucson Airport waiting for my flight, and I can’t get CritLib out of my head. After two days at the Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium I’m overwhelmed by new ways of knowing and experiencing my work (and life) as a librarian, teacher, and scholar. I’m feeling all kinds of feelings. I’m thinking:
I should have said this.
I should have kept my mouth shut.
Why didn’t I think of things that way.
I don’t agree with that.
I am guilty of that.
I want to be better.
I want to do better.
The next few posts are going to be me making sense of the symposium, which will likely include a heavy dose of reflection, feeble attempts at critlib-ing, and innumerable questions. I’m not sure if this is a warning, an encouragement to read and share your thoughts, an apology to the symposium speakers for mangling their words, or some strange combination of all three. I suppose all that matters is that you’ve been informed of what’s to come!