Thursday, May 7 • TBA
Towards a Critically Reflective Practice: Applying an Equity and Inclusion Lens to Library Assessment

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Who benefits from assessment? When we learn about our instruction or services, how are we accountable to the folks we are learning from? This session will feature three librarians who have engaged in assessment-from studies of accessibility to surveys on information behaviors-and detail their journey toward building a more inclusive and equitable assessment practice. Building primarily on the work of Ebony Magnus, Jackie Belanger, and Maggie Faber's work, "Towards a Critical Assessment Practice", the presenters will engage in the critical examination of their own work to build a reflective praxis of library assessment.Participants will be able to recognize the difference between assessment practices that are extractive or exploitative, and practices that are accountable, to students.

Participants will:
  • Be able to describe the various nuances in self-identifying information and explain their impact on assessment data.
  • Be able to locate additional resources for building an inclusive assessment practice.


Sheila García

Liaison Librarian Professional Programs, Grand Valley State University

Stephanie Rosen

Accessibility Specialist, University of Michigan
Stephanie Rosen promotes the accessibility of scholarship, publishing, and teaching in her work as Accessibility Specialist at University of Michigan Library. Her background is in teaching and media organizing in the areas of queer, feminist, and disability thought. She has worked... Read More →
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Jesus Espinoza

Student Success Librarian, University of Michigan

Thursday May 7, 2020 TBA
TBA 1275 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

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