Critical Librarianship in Australia (01/05/18)

May’s edition of #auslibchat was a chance for us to examine critical librarianship in the Australian context. You can catch up via Wakelet. 

Here’s the questions we’ll be asking on the night:

Q1. What is critical librarianship? What does it mean to you?

Q2. How can you, or do you, take an ethical and political approach to your work in GLAM?

Q3. How do you engage with difficult conversations around social or political issues at work?

Q4. How can new professionals challenge the historical, political and social biases of library practices in Australia?

Q5. What resources do you refer to that inform your understanding of critical librarianship?

We’ll be sharing some of our favourite reads on critical librarianship in the lead up to the chat, so, if you don’t follow us already, you’ll find us here: @aliangac. And, as always, see our awesome guide for tips on getting the most out of #auslibchat.

Looking forward to chatting with you all about this extremely important topic on Tuesday 1st May at 9pm AEST. Perhaps put in your diary now! We’ve even worked out a local time guide so you don’t have to Google it.


Image credit: State Library of Victoria, photographs collection. (1985). Old office of the Principal Librarian, State Library of Victoria Retrieved from