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library and information science education; graduate education; pedagogy


This interview features a conversation between a library and information science educator (Cooke) and three archival and special collections professionals with varying levels of experience in the field (Warren, Brown, and Jackson). Among the goals of this frank conversation is to highlight the lived experiences of practicing archivists and educators and discuss why it is becoming increasingly important to talk about empathy, diversity, equity, and inclusion in greater context. As part of that context, we must discuss the need to continuously infuse these values into graduate education, professional development, research, writing, and peer mentoring. Espousing and implementing an ethics of care is an ongoing and necessary process and commitment—to ourselves, to the information professions, and to our communities.

APA Citation

Cooke, Nicole A., Kellee E. Warren, Molly Brown, and Athena Jackson. (2020). It Starts at Home: Infusing Radical Empathy into Graduate Education. In Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, Jasmine Jones, Shannon O’Neill, and Holly Smith (Eds), Radical Empathy in Archival Practice. Special issue, Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, 3.