Dr. Elmborg represents UA SLIS at OK Annual ACRL Conference
SLIS Director, Dr. James Elmborg, was recently a featured guest speaker at the 2017 Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference, Reaching Toward the Margins: Critical Librarianship in Academia. In his presentation, “Talking Back to the Text: Marginalia, Marginalization, and Marginalized People,” Dr. Elmborg states, “The Library is a Contact Zone, where cultures meet, clash, and grapple. The Library [also] serves and defines its imagined community and how that community relates to larger cultural narrative.” Dr. Elmborg notes that the academic library is a context for learning. “We are all educators. Educators ask questions and encourage learners to find their voices and use them.”
For more information and full slides from Dr. Elmborg’s presentation, please visit http://www.okacrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Elmborg-Talking-Back-to-the-Text.pdf.