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The Library Sessions

The Library Sessions is a podcast about teaching and learning in the library and beyond. It is the brainchild of librarians Martinique Hallerduff and Jennifer Lau-Bond, who combined have almost two and a half decades experience teaching in and outside of the library. We plan to talk about teaching and instruction, but we can’t promise our conversations won’t wander to other library-related topics

Episode Guide

Over the 2018 summer, Jen attended ACRL’s Immersion Program in St. Paul, Minnesota. In this episode, Jen and Martinique talk about how Immersion has changed since Martinique attended, what was most valuable and exciting about the new curriculum, and how this new Immersion might be useful for people. Jen had an excellent experience–we hope you enjoy hearing about it

It’s time for Part 2 of our fascinating conversation with Veronica Arellano Douglas and Joanna Gadsby. We continue to discuss their article “Gendered Labor and Library Instruction Coordinators: The Undervaluing of Feminized Work.” We also discuss some of the common challenges library instruction coordinators face, what instruction coordinators do (or what we think they should do), how feminist theories could inform library practice, and much more.

Martinique and Jen are back with their first ever interview of guests they did not know previously in real life! We talk to Veronica Arellano Douglas and Joanna Gadsby, authors of the article “Gendered Labor and Library Instruction Coordinators: The Undervaluing of Feminized Work.” We talk about their research and how they came to be interested in gender and instruction coordination as well as how so many library instruction coordinators have similar experiences and challenges.

We’re back after a break with our first episode in season 2 This time, we talk a bit about what we’ve been up to since we last recorded including the new professional challenges we’ve taken on, about how we learned (or didn’t learn) to conduct research, and what’s exciting us about our work currently.

For Season One, go directly to The Library Sessions website.