Drawing on concepts of Slow and Fast articulated in popular and scholarly literature, the presentation discusses Slow as an issue of workplace equity in the context of academic libraries. The event included several modes of engagement: presentation; anonymous discussion using RiseUp Pad, an anonymous web-based real-time collaborative text editor (https://pad.riseup.net/); and timed reflective writing in response to prompts. Attendees were asked to read an article on slow scholarship* in preparation for the call.
* Mountz, A., et al. (2015). “For Slow Scholarship: A Feminist Politics of Resistance through Collective Action in the Neoliberal University.” ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 14(4), 1235-1259. https://acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/1058
These slides were presented as part of a facilitated discussion at the June 2019 instance of the OpenCon Librarian Community Call (https://www.opencon2018.org/community_calls) on June 11, 2019.
Brooks-Kieffer, Jamene. (2019, June 11). "Choosing Slow." OpenCon Librarian Community Call.