And just like that…

The semester is almost a wrap. Even though we’re just a hop, skip, and a jump from May, there is still a ton of instruction librarian-y stuff be excited about.

For example:

1.) I’m doing a 50 minute presentation on how to use Hip Hop pedagogy to discuss academic integrity at The Innovative Library Classroom here in beautiful Radford, VA on May 12th. I hope to see a lot of my favorite library folks in the place to be.

2.) I have two presentations on deck for Metrolina Library Association’s Annual Conference on June 11th. One session is about Hip Hop pedagogy (I sampled a CL Smooth line for the title) and the other is a co-presentation with the director of RU’s Center for Diversity and one of my instruction librarian colleagues. I checked out Metrolina for the first time last year and had a blast. It’s nice to get back to the Queen City and, more importantly, my graduate school advisor, the legendary Dr. James V. Carmichael, is giving the keynote.

3.) Another colleague and I submitted a presentation proposal for Virginia Library Association’s Annual Conference (October 21-23) just today. CAP CITY!

4.) A journal article I submitted a while ago is at the printer’s.

5.) Just last night, I gave a guest lecture for long-time friend and collaborator Dr. A. Kwame Harrison’s Africana Studies 277: Black Aesthetics class at Virginia Tech. That opportunity on its face was dope enough…but check this out. We met at the WUVT 90.7fm Studios to discuss the important role college/community radio stations have played in promoting Black music. Also some Hip Hop pedagogy because of course.

6.) This weekend, I’m heading to DC with Radford University’s Diversity Awareness Programming Board (DAP for short). The group (~25 students and 3 faculty/staff) plan to visit a grip of museums, Howard University, and as much else as we can fit into the packed schedule. This trip is the second time I’ve “chaperoned” (college students are adults, so that doesn’t seem like the best word choice to me) a student group on a weekend trip this semester.

7.) Oh yea…Split Crates Radio every Tuesday 7-9pm. http://www.wuvt.vt.edu / WUVT 90.7fm if you’re local.

Thanks for reading.

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