Presentations & Publications

Selected Publication:

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Brown, J., Cline, N., Méndez-Brady, M. (2021). “Leaning On Our Labor: Whiteness and Hierarchies of Power in LIS Work.” In Leung, S., López-McKnight, J. (Eds.), Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies through Critical Race Theory. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (The book is also open access through MIT Press.)


Recorded Presentations:

Jennifer Ferretti, Charlotte Roh, and I presented “Systemic Oppression Requires Systemic Change: Recasting the Roles of Academic Libraries in Contemporary Contexts” at the Association for College and Research Libraries’ 2021 Annual Conference (ACRL).


Jorge R. López-McKnight and I presented “Describing Realities, Imaging Directions: Critical Race Pedagogies in Teaching & Learning” at an ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Virtual Event, in 2019.


Other Publications, Presentations, & Panels:

*see my curriculum vitae for a full list.

Brown, J., Shiosaki, K., Tanasse, G. (2021). “Being Present for Liberatory Instruction: Emergent Strategy Facilitation.” Breakout session for LOEX’s 2021 biannual conference. Virtual.

Brown J. (2020). ”Critical Race Theory and Makerspaces: A Practical Approach.” In Melo, M., Nichols, J., Re-making the Library Makerspace: Critical Theories, Reflections, and Practices. Sacramento, CA: Litwin Books and Library Juice Press. (Find out more here.)

Brown, J., Kendrick, K., Lew, S. (2019). “Through a Different Lens: Our Approaches to Library Work.” Presented at the Association of Research Libraries’s (ARL) Fall Meeting. Washington, DC.

Brown J., Leung, S., Mendez-Brady, M., Ferretti, J. (2019). “Beyond Race 101: Speculative Futuring for Equity.” Panel presented at the Association for College and Research Libraries’ 2019 Annual Conference (ACRL). Cleveland, OH. (Session notes can be found here.)

Brown J., Leung, S., Mendez-Brady, M., Ferretti, J. (2018). “We Here: Community Building as Self Care.” Workshop given at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), Albuquerque, NM.