Introduction to the ACRL Instruction Section’s Inclusive Pedagogy Toolkit

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Learn how to use the Inclusive Pedagogy Toolkit to examine, reflect on, and act to mitigate personal bias in instructional library settings to create an inclusive practice. The creators of the Toolkit will walk participants through a general understanding of Inclusive Pedagogy, the deliberate scaffolding of the Toolkit, and several example lessons/activities in order to prompt participants to think critically about their own classrooms and instructional interactions.

Participants are encouraged to bring any library related instruction materials to the session. Time will be allocated during the session for participants to apply inclusive pedagogy practices to their instruction.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

  • Apply inclusive pedagogy to existing instructional practices.
  • Describe why inclusive pedagogy is important.
  • Confidently navigate the Toolkit to find the resources most appropriate for their pedagogical practice


Nadia M Orozco-Sahi (she/they) is a queer person of color and first-generation American, currently working as a Library Information Specialist at the University of New Mexico, which sits on the traditional homelands of the Pueblo of Sandia. In addition to their compulsive reading, they are a wife and mother, a lifelong "morning person", a musician, and a firm observer of a 4 o'clock tea time.

Alexandra Howard (she/her) is the Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian and tenure-track faculty at the University of Louisville. She strives to work at the intersection of anti-racism and community engagement. Her research focuses on connecting local Black entrepreneurs with university and library resources. Outside of work, Alex enjoys exploring nature, meaning making, and prison abolition.

Danica E. White (she/her), as the Student Engagement Coordinator at Penn State University Libraries, focuses on outreach initiatives and programming that promote academic success and lifelong learning for Penn State students. Danica collaborates with campus partners to coordinate undergraduate research support and provides leadership for student engagement strategies and initiatives that enhance knowledge and use of library services. Danica’s research interests include diversity & social justice, information access in academic libraries, undergraduate research, and engagement with student organizations.

Marikit Fain (she/her) is the Archives Coordinator and Liaison Librarian to the College of Business at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. Professionally, Marikit is involved in the Diversity Committee at JBU and has been involved in multiple diversity initiatives on campus. Working with students is one of Marikit's favorite parts of working at a University, from mentoring student workers to serving as the employee sponsor for multiple student groups. In her personal life, Marikit has a deep love for sci-fi and fantasy and loves that the upcoming generations of nerds will have an easier time finding themselves represented in stories than she ever did growing up.

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