Value: Book Clubs as Advocacy

We believe that: The sharing and cultivation of knowledge and experience is advocacy, a form of activism, and moves towards social justice.  

The processes of setting goals, including the ramifications of fiction reading on empathy; selecting a title very specifically for its content and the discussions this content would raise; the intentional collaboration with the Center for Equity and Inclusion; giving students priority and allowing them to include or not include faculty and staff out of respect for potential power dynamics:  All of these aspects are an attempt to create an experience that is mindful and intentional, and makes reading not a passive experience, but one of activism and advocacy.

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Book Clubs in Academic Libraries: A Case Study and Toolkit by Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman and Alaina C. Bull is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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