Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group

Charge

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

Roster

Sharon Ladenson (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Madeleine Charney (Past Convener, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

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Resources

ALA Connect Community

Contemplative Pedagogy IG Discussion List
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Composition

As of August 2021, the CPIG had 647 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener. The next renewal date for this interest group is the 2025 ALA Annual Conference.

Origin

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 2025 ALA Annual Conference

Get Involved

Join an Interest Group
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.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org