In my newest post for DMLcentral , I share a list of questions libraries (academic, public, school) can use to “audit” the kinds of learning experiences and opportunities privileged as well as silenced within their institution. I see this working script as a springboard to conversations that can help a library take an ongoing stance on their literacy practices. The “audit” is designed to address a broad range of literacies and to help libraries engage in more critical practices. While seemingly simple, these questions are designed as a series of provocations. Issues of equity, learning, power, community, participation, and multiple forms of literacy—all of which are deeply important to me both professionally and personally—are at the heart of this audit. I invite you to be part of the conversation for my latest post; if you would like to read previous posts in this series, they are available here.
Published by Buffy J. Hamilton
I am a writing and Language Arts teacher who loves learning, literacy, stories, learning, dogs, poetry, fabulous shoes, and good lip gloss. I began my career as a high school English teacher in 1992 and then became a high school librarian and 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker before returning to the classroom in August 2016. View all posts by Buffy J. Hamilton