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Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship

  • November 24, 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Online via WebEx
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  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.

Registration is closed
Health sciences librarians are increasingly called upon to address the intersection of identities and cultures in their institutions. This workshop introduces you to critical librarianship through an examination of identities. You’ll complete a creative assignment related to your identity and craft a plan to incorporate critical librarianship into a selected area of your work. #MLACriticalLib

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Create a creative identity collage to explore their personal identity.
Select and apply critical librarianship to at least one area of their librarianship practice.
Identify appropriate classroom assessment techniques in order to assess student progress with information literacy concepts

Xan Goodman is a Senior Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). She has presented on cultural humility and cultural competence at regional health sciences conferences. She is the co-editor of the ACRL publication, Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts, in which she authored a chapter about the social determinants of health as a threshold concept. Xan works at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries, where she supports three schools in the Division of Health Sciences, the School of Integrated Health Sciences, School of Public Health and School of Nursing.

Note: This registration is for the Livestream only and does not offer MLA contact hours. If you are a LILRC member health sciences/hospital librarian, please email Sally Stieglitz, at, to arrange to view with a unique access code for MLA contact hours. MLA contact hours are not applicable to the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization

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For questions, please email Erin Hunter,

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