Social justice is an underlying principle in much of the work I do.
I’m one of the administrative team members of the #critlib Twitter chats; I also built and maintain critlib.org. Critical librarianship is dedicated to bringing social justice principles into library work, and the Twitter chats and conferences are designed to build a community of library workers who feel empowered to make changes that reflect the responsibilities that libraries have to fight racism, ableism, sexism, cisgenderism, classism, and other discrimination.
- Understanding Our Past, Reframing Our Present: the History of Racism in Minnesota Libraries (presentation with with Heidi Anderson-Ferdinand, Melissa Prescott, Emilie Hanson), Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, October 2018
- #critlib: Critical Librarianship For Fun and Profit (poster session), Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, October 2017
- How Libraries Challenge Socio-Economic Injustice (presentation with Kelly Kraemer), College of Saint Benedict MLK Jr. Day teach-in, January 2016
- member of Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize jury, May 2018-present
- member of ALA’s Social Responsibilities Round Table Action Council, June 2017-present
- volunteer at DC Books to Prisons, December 2018-present