Politics of Libraries IV: Vocational Awe
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In this talk, I will address how vocational awe intersects with neoliberalism in higher education and how this particularly impacts library workers who identify as mentally ill or neurodivergent. I will discuss the findings of an autoethnographic interview project I undertook in 2019, wherein I...
The University of British Columbia Okanagan Library has been developing a robust Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee that encompasses representation from librarians, library staff, and student staff. The scope of this committee includes strategic and operational work and multiple smaller...
In this Keynote Address, Ettarh advances her work on "vocational awe" in the field of librarianship by examining how the concept is used to render librarians as apolitical. In an effort to illustrate how librarians can resist apoliticization she underscores the importance of working...