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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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Recommended Readings for Critical Librarianship


Within librarianship, I mostly do instruction, outreach, and reference. As these are my most local and constant contexts, these practices inflect how I think of librarianship. It’s unsurprising, therefore, that most of these articles have to do with those things—but this connection certainly doesn’t mean that I think critical librarianship only exists within these contexts!

I’ll link to things beyond these contexts as well, when I read ones that excite me. Of course, I’d love for you to write a list like this that focuses on your own approaches to librarianship.

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