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Thursday, July 19 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Navigating Instruction Identities as New Librarians & Adventuring into Advocacy

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A team of new librarians, including faculty, temporary faculty, staff, and MLIS graduate assistants will lead a two-part session. In part one, we will share our paths to developing library instruction identities in a panel format. Panelists will answer moderated questions relating to constructing/realizing their library identities and the challenges faced in this process/along the way. Part two will complement the panel by allowing participants to consider their own identities and how they advocate for their needs. During part two, the team will lead a breakout discussion of specific challenges and identities, focused on meaningful and inclusive solutions to deal with these issues.  Discussion topics will be sourced and voted upon by session attendees, but ideas include library school curriculum, developing graduate assistant and entry level positions that support instruction librarian development, recovering from instruction sessions that do not go well, integrating other teaching experience into library instruction identity, and impostor syndrome. These sessions will be of interest to the library leaders and MLIS faculty who are teaching and training new instruction librarians, as well as new librarians who are forming their instruction identities. Through these sessions, we hope to open a dialogue about the issues new instruction librarians face in constructing their classroom and professional identities and establish meaningful solutions to confronting issues related to librarian identity.

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Claire Hoag (she/her)

Lead, Collection Couriers & Caretakers, University of Colorado Boulder
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Emily Bongiovanni

Emily is recently graduated with her MLIS from the University of Denver in June. During her graduate studies, Emily worked at the Research Desk at the University of Colorado, Boulder and at the Research Center at the University of Denver. She has also interned at the Denver Public... Read More →
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Frederick Charles Carey

History and Philosophy Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder
Frederick Carey received a Master in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver and a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America. Stationed in Norlin Library, his research interests include information literacy instruction, digital scholarship... Read More →
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Emily Dommermuth

Science & Engineering Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder
Emily Dommermuth received a Master in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology from Colorado State University. She works in the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries' Gemmill Engineering, Math & Physics branch library... Read More →
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Allan Van Hoye

Government Information Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder
I am a Government Information Librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder. My research interests are teaching, how students interact with information, and critical theory. I am passionate about students, civil engagement, pursuing equality, and teaching.
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Bronwen K. Maxson

Romance Languages Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder
Bronwen K. Maxson received a Master in Library and Information Science in 2013 from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. She worked for three years at Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) as a Humanities Librarian and is currently the Romance Languages... Read More →
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Perri Moreno

Recent MLIS Graduate

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm MDT
University Center Ballroom West