CFP: Medievalist Librarians in the Classroom: Challenges and Opportunities at Kalamazoo 2023

This roundtable aims to bring together two conversations: one among teaching staff about inclusive and engaging pedagogy in the medieval studies classroom, and one among librarians about the challenges and opportunities of library instruction. As academic support professionals, library workers are often overlooked in discussions of medievalist pedagogy, yet in the twenty-first century, both the library and academic professions are beginning to address long-standing issues of inclusion, justice, and equality that have implications for teaching. Sharing how, what, and why we teach presents a valuable opportunity to reflect and learn from one another as medievalists and librarians. To facilitate international dialogue, we encourage proposals for virtual engagement as well as in-person participation. The roundtable has been accepted as a hybrid session, so presenters will be able to deliver their contributions virtually or in person.

Contributions might focus on teaching/workshop sessions that discussants have designed or developed, approaches to medieval studies teaching in a library context, and professional and pedagogical development.

We welcome contributions from established and emerging library professionals as well as graduate teaching assistants and library interns whose roles have involved formal and informal teaching responsibilities. Please send a 100-200 word expression of interest to Dr Hope Williard by 8 September 2022.