Incorporating Critical Pedagogy in Your Library Instruction — ACRL/NY First Year Experience Discussion Group (Friday, November 19, 2021)

Incorporating Critical Pedagogy in Your Library Instruction

ACRL/NY’s First Year Experience Discussion Group co-chairs Carl Andrews (Bronx Community College) and Derek Stadler (LaGuardia Community College), invite members to attend our Fall 2021 meeting.

“Critical pedagogy is the philosophy of education that empowers through connecting knowledge to power, allowing one to act constructively and to recognize the relationship between teaching and learning” (Reale, 2012, p. 85).

How can we as librarians empower students and let them know their voice is crucial?

Please join our discussion that will cover these themes:

  • Student Voice as Power
  • Language in Library Instruction
  • Library as Safe Space

We ask that you read the articles “Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom: Library Instruction that Gives Voice to Students and Builds a Community of Scholars” and “Critical Discourse Analysis as a Reflection Tool for Information Literacy Instruction: A Case Study Approach of Library Orientation Sessions” ahead of our discussion. We also ask that you be prepared to share your Critical Information Literacy and/or Critical Pedagogy techniques.

Date: Friday, November 19, 2021

Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Zoom Collaborative Discussion (based on NYS restrictions)

RSVP (before November 5, 2021)


ACRL/NY invites you to become an active member of our organization! ACRL/NY is the Greater New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries. The Chapter promotes professional standards, mentors librarians, and enhances professional development through a variety of educational programs.

Carl Andrews, ACRL/NY FYE DG Co-chair – 

Derek Stadler, ACRL/NY FYE DG Co-chair –


Reale, M. (2012). Critical pedagogy in the classroom: library instruction that gives voice to students and builds a community of scholars. Journal of Library Innovation, 3(2), 80–88.