Jamillah R. Gabriel

Cultural Heritage Professional

Critical Concepts in LIS: Research, Teaching, and Practice


This course is an exploration of various concepts of criticalness in library and information science, paying special attention to how criticalness can and should influence our research, teaching, and practice.


Participants will:

  • Understand how critical theory can be incorporated into their research
  • Understand how critical pedagogy can be applied to their teaching
  • Understand how critical action can inform their practice
  • Learn about critical theories, pedagogies, and actions that privilege minoritarian intellectual thought and perspectives
  • Explore other concepts of criticalness in LIS including critical librarianship, critical consciousness, critical information literacy


Dates: January 4 – January 31, 2021

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Platform: Moodle

Registration: online at Library Juice Academy