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Reed Garber-Pearson: Education & Background

Integrated Social Sciences Librarian


Integrated Social Sciences and Online Learning Librarian

  • Master of Library and Information Science, University of Washington Information School
  • Bachelor of Arts, Women's Studies, University of Arizona

Select Publications & Presentations

Garber-Pearson, R., Kehrein, M., Kim, S., & Yogi, B. (2018, June). Transgender inclusion for libraries. Webinar presented for the First Tuesday professional development series, Washington State Library.

Garber-Pearson, R., Kehrein, M., Kim, S., & Yogi, B. (2017, November). Reimagining transgender 'inclusion' in librariesWorkshop presented at the Washington Library Association Annual Conference, Tacoma, WA. 

Garber-Pearson, R & Myers, P. (2017, June 10). Modeling effective faculty-librarian collaboration [Blog post]. At the Center, University of Washington Center for Teaching and Learning. 

Garber-Pearson, R. (2017 June). Naming it: Social justice in the institution. Alki: The Washington Library Association Journal. 

Garber-Pearson, R. & Chin Roemer, R. (2017). Keeping up with... digital pedagogyACRL Current Awareness Publication.

Garber-Pearson, R. (2016). Motivating student learning online. Talk presented at Association of College and Research Libraries-- OR/WA Joint Fall Conference, Menucha, Oregon. 

Social Justice and Libraries Open Conference, Conference Organizer, May 14, 2016, Seattle WA.

Garber-Pearson, R. (2016). Personal and institutional decolonization practices: Exploring intersections of Indigenous knowledge formation and queer epistemologies to disrupt the scholarly canon. Paper presented at Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium, Vancouver B.C.

Garber-Pearson, R. (2016). Queering the library classroom. Poster presented at University of Washington Teaching & Learning Symposium, Seattle WA.

Garber-Pearson, R., Weatherford, A.M., & Whitney, C. (2015). Acting ip! Interactive theater as pedagogy. Presented at Scholars' Studio, University of Washington Research Commons, Seattle WA.

Garber-Pearson, R., Grantz, E., Reibel, A., & Sullivan, K. (2015, Winter). Finding gender association in picture books. Circulation, 42-48.

Garber-Pearson, R. (2014). Finding Identity Through Shared Vision. ACRL WA Newsletter, no. 74: 2. 

About Me

I consider myself an interdisciplinary learner. A primary reason that I became a librarian was to continue exploring and learning within a range of fields and interests. I am excited by inquiry, and witnessing the research process develop for others is incredibly gratifying. But I know that learning is not solely about research and studying. I have had many thoughtful advisers, teachers and mentors who have humanized the learning process and have helped me to navigate my own development across many sectors of my life. My goal is to be that pillar for others. I completed my master's degree at UW fully online, and while I experienced some isolation that is common for online learners, it allowed me flexibility and individualized growth. I am excited about connecting with each and any of you, so please don't hesitate to reach out about course assignments, personal projects, or just to connect.

I am white, queer, and identify as gender non-binary. Outside of work, I enjoy reading science fiction, hiking, and making puppets.


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