GEN Inquiry Meetup: How can the campus library contribute to using a global, DEIA, and/or social justice lens in education?
Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) A. Carroll, San Jose State University; Peggy Cabrera (San Jose State University); Sanjyot (Pia) Walawalkar (Skyline College)
Facilitators: Global Educators Network board members, Cynthia Brannvall & Stephanie M. Roach
Inquiry question: How can physical and virtual spaces in campus libraries contribute to using a global, DEIA, and/or social justice lens in education?
Description: Peggy Cabrera (Associate Librarian) & Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) A. Carroll (Senior Lecturer in Art History & Visual Culture) of San Jose State University, co-authors of the forthcoming book chapter “Environmental equity for students in the library and LEED buildings” in Practicing Social Justice in Libraries (2022, Routledge) and Sanjyot (Pia) Walawalkar (Associate Professor; Outreach and Equity Librarian) of Skyline College who focuses research and educational practice on critical information literacy and global citizenship, will frame an inquiry into how campus libraries contribute to using a global lens in education through social justice and diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism (DEIA) programs, services, or curriculum.
Ideas to Explore:
- How do you see or envision using a global lens in education at your campus library?
- To what extent does your campus administration and the physical or virtual space of the library signal support for using a global, DEIA, or social justice lens?
- What cross-disciplinary or interdepartmental partnership opportunities are there with your campus library?
- How might students be impacted by your partnerships with your campus library?
- What specific course or institutional learning outcomes, programs, or initiatives might be supported by library programs or services that use a global, DEIA, or social justice lens?
- What next steps can you take on your campus to advocate for or support using a global, DEIA, and/or social justice lens as part of your campus library programs, services, or curriculum?