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Ryan P. Randall

Instruction & Outreach Librarian at the College of Western Idaho ∴ Literary, media & cultural studies ∴ Web Editor at In the Library with the Lead Pipe ∴ Sous les pavés, la plage ∴ We are, as always, stubborn, stoked, and petrified - GY!BE

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About Me

As the Instruction Coordinator and Faculty Outreach Librarian for the College of Western Idaho, I'm working with students, other librarians, and faculty to promote critical information literacy and library use.

I'm also a (part-time) student in Idaho State University's Ph.D. in English and the Teaching of English program, which focuses more on pedagogy than most English programs. I'm the Web Editor for In the Library with the Lead Pipe, an open access, open peer reviewed library journal. I'm also on the Idaho Library Association's Social Justice Committe.

Prior to librarianship, I picked up an MA in English from the University of California, Riverside and an MA in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester. While a graduate student, then as an adjunct, I taught what librarians call information literacy skills as the instructor for many first-year writing seminar courses and lower-division American Studies and Film/Media courses. I have also been a college writing tutor for undergraduate and graduate students. The path of librarianship took me to IU Bloomington's MLS program, where my favorite courses emphasized critical information literacy, humanities subject librarianship, and digital humanities.

Outside of that, I've hosted a college radio show on KUCR & WRUR, been in at least one band, and learned how to put into praxis many of the insights from my cultural studies & other reflective pursuits through participation in various do-it-ourselves communities. If you're looking for communities related to librarianship, you might start by checking out #critlib and Hack Library School, each of which I often look to for insights.

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If all of this somehow leaves your curiosity unsated, here's my CV.