Presentations & Publications

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Ferretti, J.A. (2020). Building a Critical Culture: How Critical Librarianship Falls Short in the Workplace. Communications in Information Literacy, 14(10), 134-152.

Sulkow, C., Ferretti, J., Blueher, W., & Simon, A. (2019). “#artlibraries: Taking the Pulse of Social Media in Art Library Environments.” Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, 38(2), 305-323. University of Chicago Press.

Ferretti, J. (2019). ‘Temple of Drama’: The Five-Year Protest at Ford’s Theater, 1947-1952. In King, P. N., Drabinski, K., & Clark Davis, J. (Eds.), Baltimore Revisited: Stories of Inequality & Resistance in a U.S. City. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Brown, J. & Ferretti, J. A. & Leung, S. & Méndez-Brady, M. (2018). We Here: Speaking Our TruthLibrary Trends 67(1), 163-181. Johns Hopkins University Press. Pre-print available via eScholarship, University of California.

Ferretti, J. (2017, Aug 28). Bridging Contemporary and Social Issues for Information Literacy through Instructional Platforms. EDUCAUSE Review, September – October 2017.

Ferretti, J. (2016, May 3). Beyoncé’s Lemonade Gets a LibGuide. School Library Journal. Location:

Ferretti, J. (2013). First Sale Decided: The Road to the Kirtsaeng v. Wiley Decision and What It Means for Libraries. The Serials Librarian, Volume 65, Issue 3-4, 2013.


Ferretti, J.A. (2020, Nov 12). What’s Behind the Curtain: The performance of digital stewardship and the need for real leadership. NDSA Digital Preservation Conference. [Keynote presentation].

Ferretti, J.A. (2020, July 21). Disciplines as Domination: How interrogating traditional research and knowledge will help make our libraries and archives more equitable. Triangle Research Libraries Network Annual Meeting. [Keynote presentation]. Available here: edited for Medium.

Brown, L., Ferretti, J., and Gomez, M. (2019, Nov 2). Baltimore Revisited with Lawrence Brown, Marsiela Gomez, Jenny Ferretti, and Joshua Davis. Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD.

Ferretti, J. and Tropea, J. (2019, Sept 25). Curating Henderson. Goucher College, Baltimore, MD.

Ferretti, J., Hatcher, K., and Monsalve, A. (2019, Sept). Collecting for Social Justice: Artists’ Books and Critical Theory. Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference, Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens, NY.

Ferretti, J. and Ruffin, R. (2019, April 20). The Art of Information with Brown Art Ink and Jenny Ferretti. Circulation Desk Workshop Series, The Menial Collection, Baltimore, MD.

Brown, J., Ferretti, J., Leung, S., Méndez-Brady, M. (2019, April 12). Moving Beyond Race 101: Speculative Futuring for Equity. Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Ferretti, J. and Fontánez Rodríguez, C. (2019, March 29). Archiving Non-Traditional Art and Design Theses Work. Art Libraries Society of North America. Salt Lake City, UT.

Ferretti, J., Fujita, S., Schilling, E. (2019, March 27). Art Libraries Society of North America Diversity Forum. Break out session: Writing Ourselves Into Our Future: Dismantling and Envisioning Alternative Models of Library Leadership. Developed by Jennifer A. Ferretti and Sofia Leung.

Brown, A., Ferretti, J., Perez, E., Veasey-Cullors, C. (2019, March 9). Educational Reform: Challenging the Ideology of the ‘American Dream,’ Equity, and Inclusion in Institutions and the Work Place. Society of Photographic Education conference. Cleveland, OH.

Ferretti, J. A. (2018, Nov 28). Neutrality is Polite Oppression: How critical librarianship and pedagogy principles counter neutral narratives and benefit the profession. Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium (CLAPS). [Keynote presentation.] University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Bedford, C., Daniel, H., Douglass, M., Ferretti, J., Hoi, S., Thomas, H. W., Zellner, P. (2018, Oct 17). For Freedoms Town Hall: The Role of Institutions in Civil Society. Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Md.

Dean, C., Ferretti, J., Gabiola, J., Hughes, M., Peltzman, S., Wildenhaus, K. (2018, Oct 16). Building Community and Solidarity: Disrupting Exploitative Labor Practices in Libraries and Archives. Digital Library Federation Forum. Las Vegas, NV.

Brown, J., Ferretti, J., Leung, S., & Méndez-Brady, M. (2018, Sept 29). We Here: Community Building as Self-Care. Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. Albuquerque, NM.

Ettarh, F., Ferretti, J., Hathcock, A., Martin, R., Roh, C., & Winston, R. (2018, Sept 27). Our Librarianship/Archival Practice is Not for White People: Affirming Communities of Color in Our Work. Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. Albuquerque, NM.

Ferretti, J. & Leung, S. (2018, July 20). Writing Ourselves Into Our Future: Dismantling and Envisioning Alternative Models of Library Leadership, Sofia Leung and Jennifer Ferretti. Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium. Simmons College, Boston, MA.

Ferretti, J. (2018, May 24). Researching Community History: A Free Workshop with Jenny Ferretti. Everything Must Go! Exhibition by the 2019 Curatorial Practice MFA cohort, Maryland Institute College of Art. SpaceCamp, Baltimore, MD.

Ferretti, J. (2018, May 9). Art is Information: Countering the ‘neutral’ classroom with pop culture and social justiceThe Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) [Keynote presentation]. Radford University, Radford, VA.

Ferretti, J. (2018, Feb 6). Neutrality is Hostility: The Impact of (False) Neutrality in Academic Librarianship [Guest lecture]. LBSC 734 Seminar in the Academic Library, University of Maryland College of Information Studies, Gammons & Inge Carpenter.

Ferretti, J. (2017, Oct 14). Art is information (and neither are neutral) [Keynote presentation]. In Critical Librarianship in the Arts. Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students (VREPS) 2017 Fall Virtual Conference.

Ferrell, R., Ferretti, J. Gilmore, D., & Phong, L. (2017, June 17). Post-Truth. In Dr. J. Ball (moderator), Panel discussions on “Fake News” and “Post-Truth.” Panel discussion at Artist for Truth exhibition space, Baltimore, MD.

Ferretti, J. (2017, May 31). #libeyrianship [Guest lecture]. LIS 537 Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Information Professions, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Information Sciences, Dr. Nicole Cooke.

Evans, S., Grimm, S., Ferretti, J. (2017, April 22). Critical librarianship and visual literacy. In Panopticon panel discussion [Webinar], Simmons College, Boston, MA.

Ferretti, J. (2017, March). Turning Lemonade into a LibGuide. [Invited talk.] In Chair’s Choice Committee presentation, Association of College and Research Libraries Bi-Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Evans, S. & Ferretti, J. (2017, Feb). #Libeyrianship: Pop culture in critical information literacy programs at art and design colleges. Art Libraries Society of North America Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Evans, S. & Ferretti, J. (2016, Nov 14). Scholarly Communication is Activism. In Virtual Snapshot: Scholarly Communication in Arts Librarianship [Webinar], Art Libraries Society of North America.

Ferretti, J. (2016 Oct). Libeyrianship: Using Pop Culture to Promote Information Literacy Through LibGuides. In Springycamp [Webinar], SpringShare.

Aldana, L., Ferretti, J., & Teaze, K. (2016, July 21). Did You Hear About This? In The Best Idea I’ve Heard This Year: Improv-ing Professional Communication panel discussion, Association of College and Research Libraries, Maryland Chapter, Columbia, MD.