Little Big Read

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To help jump-start conversation at WAAL 2018, we’re trying something new: The Little Big Read. Imagine a traditional conference Big Read – where all attendees read the same book – but think article instead of book. When you register, select one of the four articles below (each matched to a speech or session track) and we’ll send you the full text. Read it and you’ll be ready to jump into the mix in Q&As and at lunch Thursday, where tables will be themed by article. Start your devices, please. Let the reading begin!

Track 1 (Information Literacy & Instruction)

Gregory, A. and Mccall, B. (2017). Building Critical Researchers and Writers Incrementally: Vital Partnerships Between Faculty and Librarians. In B. D'Angelo, S. Jamieson, B. Maid, J. Walker (Eds.), Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration Across Disciplines (pp. 371-386). Retrieved from

Track 2 (Diversity & Social Justice)

Baildon, M., Hamlin, D., Jankowski, C., Kauffman, R., Lanigan, J., Miller, M., ... Willer, A. M. (2017). Creating a Social Justice Mindset: Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in the Collections Directorate of the MIT Libraries. Retrieved from

Keynote Speaker, Ilana Stonebraker

Stonebraker, I., Maxwell, C., Garcia, K., and Jerrit, J. (2017). Realizing critical business information literacy: Opportunities, definitions, and best practices, Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 22:2, 135-148. Retrieved from;;context=lib_fsdocs

Luncheon Speaker, Lee Reiherzer

Stack, M. (2003). A Concise History of America’s Brewing Industry, Economic History Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History.

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