Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group


To explore the concept of contemplative pedagogy in librarianship through demonstrating modes of integrating contemplative practices into library instruction and research life, identifying positive outcomes to this style of teaching, and designing library spaces for reflection, interfaith meditation and prayer, mindfulness and contemplative practices.


Sara Smith (Convener, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Matthew Thomas Regan (Incoming Convener, June 30, 2018, to July 1, 2019)
Jennifer Colvin (Past Convener, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Megan R. Griffin (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)

Displaying active committee roster as of 05/21/2019. Last retrieved on 05/21/2019. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


As of August 2018, the CPIG had 453 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener. The next renewal date for this interest group is the 2020 ALA Annual Conference.


The Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group was established by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference. The next renewal date for this interest group is the 2019 ALA Annual Conference

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Beginning September 1, 2016, you can join the Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group through your ALA membership record, and participate through the interest group's ALA Connect space and the ACRL electronic mailing list. If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics or events, please contact the conveners.