Upcoming GHSLA-Sponsored CE Class on 11/24/20: Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship

GHSLA has purchased a site license for the following class. 25 people will also be able to receive 1.5 MLA CE credits. If you are interested, please contact Emily Lawson ([email protected]).

Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship

Date/Time: November 24, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., CST (2:00p – 3:30 EST). Recording available soon after.

Health sciences librarians are increasingly called upon to address the intersection of identities and cultures in their institutions. This workshop introduces you to critical librarianship through an examination of identities. You’ll complete a creative assignment related to your identity and craft a plan to incorporate critical librarianship into a selected area of your work. #MLACriticalLib

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Create a creative identity collage to explore their personal identity.
  2. Select and apply critical librarianship to at least one area of their librarianship practice.
  3. Identify appropriate classroom assessment techniques in order to assess student progress with information literacy concepts


Xan Goodman is a Senior Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). She has presented on cultural humility and cultural competence at regional health sciences conferences. She is the co-editor of the ACRL publication, Disciplinary applications of information literacy threshold concepts. In which she authored a chapter about the social determinants of health as a threshold concept. Xan works at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries, where she supports three schools in the Division of Health Sciences, the School of Integrated Health Sciences, School of Public Health and School of Nursing.

Registration information is forthcoming! 

Length: 1.5 hour webinar

Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the live webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.

Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.