This was an interactive panel presented at the Critical Pedagogy Symposium. Our presenters’ theme was their atypical work experiences across different cities.
- Jennifer shared her perspective as a privileged economic migrant (White American woman in Shanghai). Colleges and graduate schools have been online–successfully–for over a decade. Our students are not alone. This is the new normal and it is cool.
- Sarah shared her perspective both as a library student doing her fieldwork on a controversial topic during the lockdown in Singapore, as well as a library staff managing on-site student workers who live on campus while she worked from home.
- Edward shared his perspective as a parent working entirely from home, and with a twist: connecting with colleagues in an entirely different timezone while prevented from entering the U.S. due to a President’s executive order.
These presenters then facilitated several breakout rooms. Their pedagogical goal was to show what a good, interactive session can be.
Ruslan, Sarah; Lim, Edward Junhao; and Stubbs, Jennifer AW, "Three Non-U.S. Perspectives on the COVID-19 Experience in Libraries" (2021). UConn Library Presentations. 58.