How Does Open Scholarship Relate to Social Justice?
WELCOME! To our newest student-led discussion forum: Ideas in Circulation: Open Scholarship for Social Justice. This is the fifth of eight conversations in The University Worth Fighting For, a year-long project designed to tie student-centered, engaged practices in our classrooms to larger issues of institutional change, equality, race, gender, and all forms of social justice. Add a comment below to participate!
We hope undergraduate and graduate students anywhere will join this conversation, and we hope faculty members might challenge their students to contribute. We encourage lively debate, respectful of difference.
Each month, we host a livestreamed workshop that corresponds to the online forum. JOIN US LIVE on Friday, February 5th 1-2pm in NYC *or* online!
- Join us in person in NYC: Friday, February 5, 1-2pm; The Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, New York NY), Room 9205. You can RSVP here.
- Join us online: Watch the livestream at bit.ly/FuturesED-live
Previous Conversations in the Series:
- “Towards a Pedagogy of Equality,” August 2015
- “Peer Mentoring and Student-Centered Learning,” September 2015
- "Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill," October 2015
- “On and Off the Tenure Track," November 2015
Ideas in Circulation: Open Scholarship for Social Justice
Some Related Readings and Media to Jumpstart the Conversation Below:
- Open Access
- "Why Isn't Academic Research Free to Everyone?" by Noah Berlatsky (The Atlantic)
- "Promoting Open Access Publications and Academic Projects" by Jesse Stommel (Hybrid Pedagogy)
- "Is It Discriminatory to Require Peer Review?" by Elizabeth Redden (Inside Higher Ed)
- "Open Access to Criminal Justice Scholarship: A Matter of Social Justice" by Allan Scherlen (Journal of Criminal Justice Education)
- Digital Divide
- "Bridging the Digital Divide Through Open Access" by Joseph Juma Musakali (SciDev.Net)
- "Open Access - A Panacea? Science, Society, Democracy, Digital Divide" by Herb Ulrich (Social Science Research Network)
- "The State of Digital Divides" by Lee Rainie (Pew Research Center)
- "Digital Inclusion Survey: Issues Briefs" by Information Policy and Access Center, the University of Maryland at College Park
- Academic Librarianship
- "Shaping Scholarly Communication: Infrastructure and Culture" by Chris Bourg (Feral Librarian)
- "Checking Our Library Privilege" by Barbara Fister (Inside Higher Ed)
- "A Critical Theory of Open Access: Libraries and Electronic Publishing" by Ajit Pyati (First Monday)
- "Some Thoughts on Why Open Access Is Doomed" and "Higher Ed: Between a Rock and a Hard Place" by nina de jesus (Satifice)
- "A Critical Take on OER Practices: Interrogating Commercialization, Colonialism, and Content" by Sarah Crissinger (In the Library with the Lead Pipe)
- Library and Information Science Education
- "How Today’s Library Science Students are Working to Fight Oppression" by Laura Saunders (Unbound)
- "Social Justice as Topic and Tool: An Attempt to Transform an LIS Curriculum and Culture" by Nicole A. Cooke, Miriam E. Sweeney, and Safiya Umoja Noble (The Library Quarterly)
- "The Social Justice Imperative in Library and Information Science" by Miraida Morales, Myrna Morales, Mario Ramirez, RaShauna Brannon, Elnora Tayag, and LaVerne Gray (iConference 2015 Proceedings)
- "Learning About Diversity: The Roles of LIS Education, LIS Associations, and Lived Experience" by Charles Yier, Christina Virden, and Denice Adkins (Missouri Library Association 2014 Conference)
- "The Importance of Critical Librarianship: An Analogy" by Robin Kurz (Transforming American Libraries)
- "Pushing Back From the Table: Fighting to Maintain My Voice as a Pre-tenure Minority Female in the White Academy" by Nicole A. Cooke (Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Journal)
Discussion Group Leaders:
- Alyssa Hillary, University of Rhode Island, @yes_thattoo
- Elizabeth Lieutenant, The Catholic University of America, @LizLieutenant
- Krystal Cooper, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign @multihyphenate
- Howard Fooksman, Michigan State University @gogohofo
How Do I Join the Conversation?
Join the discussion by adding your comment below! Share your thoughts, questions, and other resources. You can also participate by tweeting with #fight4edu.