Posted by: Emily | May 20, 2008

Thinking Critically conference

I’m freshly returned from a conference called Thinking Critically: Alternative Methods and Perspectives in the Information Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. It was a rich weekend with almost too much to talk about. I presented this paper, and felt good about how it overlapped with a number of other presentations that looked at manifestions of difference in the library. This is where I think my interests are really moving these days. Given what we know (or at least what I think I know) about the perils of defining categories and sorting like with like, what might a library organized instead around difference look and feel like? Is there a way to even imagine such a thing? Is this already what the library is doing?

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