How are identity and power relations depicted in media texts and textual activity?
Librarians on YouTube: Creator Panel
Join us for a discussion with a panel of librarian YouTubers. Whether you’re interested in starting a channel yourself or reflecting on the educational power of YouTube more broadly, there’s so much to learn from these creators. After hearing from our panelists, you’ll have an opportunity for small group discussion in breakout rooms. We’ll discuss our guests’ creative processes, their approaches to audience engagement, and reflect on what it means to be a librarian on YouTube.
DATE: Wednesday, May 19
TIME: 12-1pm ET
LOCATION: Online. Click here to register
This event is part of the Librarians on YouTube series.
Stephanie Galvan Russell is an Educational Technology Specialist and former K-12 Librarian in Austin, Tx. She serves as Chair on the Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Committee, Texas Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee, Media Virtual Presence Committee, and was the 2018 YART Young Adult Reading Incentive and TASL Media Virtual Presence Honorary Award Winner for her blog, The Lispy Librarian. Stephanie was also a two-time nominee for Austin ISD’s Librarian of the Year award and a nominee for both TLA and TCEA’s Librarian of the Year awards. Her mission is to serve her community by sharing her passion for learning, love of literacy, and technology with all learners. She can be found on Instagram and Twitter @lispylibrarian or on her blog, lispylibrarian.weebly.com.
Peter Musser is a public librarian and creator of the YouTube channel Stacks & Facts, with around 7,000 subscribers. He creates educational content about librarianship and information science with the aim of helping the profession become better understood, by the public and itself. He began the channel while completing his MLIS at the University of British Columbia, where his coursework and research focused on how technology could be used to improve access to education outside of the classroom environment. Prior to librarianship, he spent two years conducting research on the landscape and community of educational content creators on YouTube. He also served for six years in the United States Navy as a language and intelligence analyst, an experience that sparked his interest in how information and people can affect each other, for better and worse. Support Stacks & Facts on Patreon.
Karina Quilantan-Garza is an award-winning librarian, international & keynote presenter, and digital badge enthusiast. She maintains a blog by the name of cuethelibrarian.com with her current reads, favorite tech, and more. She also co-hosts a YouTube web-show and podcast called Tech It Over which aims to promote women in STEM. When she isn't saving the world one megabyte at a time she can be found reading comics or playing Animal Crossing on her comfy couch. Follow Karina Q. on social media @cuethelibrarian.
Moderator: Julia Feerrar, affiliated faculty, Media Education Lab. Julia is an academic librarian and YouTube hobbyist who recently started a channel, Everyday Inquiry, with her husband Trevor.