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Thursday, February 21 • 11:00am - 11:55am
Lessons in Diversity and Bias

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Shared Notes for this Session: https://goo.gl/rEsW6Q

There is an urgent need for social justice. This need expands far beyond the walls of an information literacy classroom, but there is important work that can be done in these spaces. Lessons designed to stimulate student’s critical thinking about their personal assumptions and latent biases by using different kinds of information sources is one way music and instruction librarians can advance equity and inclusion through teaching.

In this active-learning session, attendees will participate in several condensed lessons designed to challenge their worldview in order to facilitate the uncovering of unknown biases. At the same time, they will learn pedagogical techniques for the information literacy classroom by experiencing them first hand. The activities will include conceptualizing disability in the arts, investigating bias in the music industry, and examining reference works to uncover hegemony in the historiography of the canon. All activities will push participants (and hopefully their future students) to think critically about information, especially music and the arts, through the lens of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Haynes

Grace Haynes

Music Librarian, Michigan State University
avatar for Angela Pratesi

Angela Pratesi

Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, University of Northern Iowa
Angela Pratesi is the Fine & Performing Arts Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Services at the University of Northern Iowa. Her research interests primarily lie at the intersection of information, learning, and the arts. She is a 2019 recipient of the UNI Outstanding Teaching... Read More →
avatar for Veronica Wells

Veronica Wells

University of the Pacific


Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am CST
Grand Ballroom ABC
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  • Seating Banquet, Rounds of 10
  • Sponsor Instruction Committee
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/rEsW6Q