I love this! "Scholarship as Conversation" is part of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). I also see your nod to "Research as Inquiry"! http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework

It's so true that we bring ourselves into any teaching opportunity, and that's totally based on where we are at in the moment. I appreciate this, and I'm going to share with colleagues! And thanks for the shout out <3

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Hi Ida! This line you wrote caught my eye, “ And I would add to that that though much of our research is presented as being done alone in our little silos, we are actually in collaboration with each other, through space and time, engaging in years-long and decades-long conversations that should complicate and further our understandings of the past.”

I especially appreciate the part about how these conversations *should* complicate our understanding. I’m not an academic but a reader of research (and articles about research) and so often it seems like it’s being presented as “this research solves X”. Basically the goal is usually the opposite of complicating matters. But I think that misses the point, complications are how we move the conversation in interesting directions to hopefully impact change. Resisting complications could even be dangerous if we’re too locked in on a simple outcome that we ignore what is or could be.

OK, not sure if that makes sense. Hah. Thanks for sharing this newsletter! I always walk away with something to think about after reading tiny driver.

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