ACRL/RBMS Webinar: Critical Race Pedagogy in the Primary Source Classroom

Organized by the Teach the Teacher Subgroup of the RBMS Instruction and Outreach Committee and co-hosted with the Diversity Committee’s Reading Discussion Subgroup, this webinar will be May 14, 2021 01:00 PM in Central Time.

Register in advance for this webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Integrating Critical Race Theory and Teaching with Primary Sources

Join the RBMS Diversity Committee and the RBMS Instruction and Outreach Committee on May 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM in Central Time (11am/12pm/1pm/2pm) for an hour-long webinar to learn about strategies for integrating Critical Race Theory into teaching with primary source pedagogy. This webinar is the first part of a two-part event. The second event will be a facilitated hour-and-a-half-long reading discussion that will take place two weeks after the webinar, hosted by the RBMS Diversity Committee Reading Group on May 27th at 1:00 PM Central Time (11am/12pm/1pm/2pm).


Jimmy Zavala is the Teaching & Learning Librarian for UCLA Library Special Collections. Prior to joining UCLA, Jimmy was the Project Coordinator Librarian for Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Libraries, a three-year IMLS funded research project analyzing the intersection of Ethnic Studies and Community Archives at UC Irvine. He received his MLIS from UCLA and also holds a BA in Latin American Studies and an MA in History from California State University, Los Angeles.

Rachel E. Winston is the inaugural Black Diaspora Archivist at The University of Texas at Austin. In this role, she leads the university’s effort to build a special collection documenting the Black experience across the Americas and Caribbean. She is an alumna of Davidson College, the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, and The University of Texas at Austin.

Kellee E. Warren is Assistant Professor and Special Collections Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ms. Warren’s currently released article on archival instruction, “Reimagining Special Collections Instruction: A Special Case of Haiti” was published in The American Archivist, fall/winter 2020. “Excessive Workload in Special Collections Public Services Librarianship: Challenges, Feelings, and Impact,” a survey of public services Special Collections librarians, was published in the Journal of Library Administration, 61(3), 2021. And her article “We Need These Bodies, but Not Their Knowledge: Black Women in the Archival Science Profession, and Their Connection to the Archives of Enslaved Black Women in the French Antilles” was published in Library Trends, spring 2016 edition. Ms. Warren’s research interests include critical pedagogies, digital humanities, and oral history.

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