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Seale, Maura – Communications in Information Literacy, 2020
This essay considers the institutionalization of critical library instruction in the decade since the publication of "Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods." Drawing on the work of Sara Ahmed and Rod Ferguson, I suggest that because library instruction is marginalized within librarianship, critical library instruction can…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Critical Theory, Institutional Characteristics, Activism
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Torell, Mary Rose – Communications in Information Literacy, 2020
This article applies a writing across the curriculum approach to critical library instruction. The information landscape has drastically shifted over the past ten years, altering the ways we perform, interact with, access, and understand research. These changes call for critical library instruction programs that are more robust and sustained than…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Students
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Ferretti, Jennifer A. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2020
Critical librarianship, or critlib, has made its way into the mainstream of library and information science through conferences, scholarly publications, social media, and other outlets. Over the past 10 years critical library instruction specifically has continued to be a much presented and published topic. Classes and other groups that come…
Descriptors: Library Science, Library Instruction, Equal Education, Librarians
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Arellano Douglas, Veronica – Communications in Information Literacy, 2020
In "Teaching Against the Grain: Critical Assessment in the Library Classroom," Maria Accardi sought a critical, feminist approach to assessment that questioned power structures, celebrated learners, and found strength in diverse perspectives and voices. This article expands on Accardi's work to explore a care-based assessment framework…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Feminism, Evaluation Methods, Library Science
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Coleman, Jason; Pankl, Lis – Communications in Information Literacy, 2020
In the chapter we wrote 10 years ago for "Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods" we asked instructors to free themselves from the stifling heritage of positivism that privileged tools and instrumentality above meaning. Drawing on Henry Giroux and Oscar Wilde, we urged our peers to embrace dialogue that respects the…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Critical Theory, Library Instruction, Educational Change
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Sinkinson, Caroline – Communications in Information Literacy, 2020
In 2010, Accardi, Drabinski, and Kumbier published the edited collection "Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods," which marked a turn to more broadly integrate critical theory into the practice and literature of librarianship. This article looks back ten years to trace how critical pedagogy continues to provoke librarians'…
Descriptors: Librarians, Theory Practice Relationship, Instruction, Critical Theory
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Cooke, Nicole A. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2020
The opportunity to expand pedagogy is an especially good thing for library educators, particularly when library professionals do not have formal training as teachers and instructors. We have a responsibility to ourselves and our students to grow intellectually and share growth and new knowledge with others. We should be promoting and practicing…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Reflection, Social Justice, Diversity
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Leung, Sofia Y.; López-McKnight, Jorge R. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2020
"Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods" dangerously lacked a centering, and critique, of white supremacy, as a structure of domination; we see the continuation of that active avoidance, or a progress approach through liberal or multicultural frameworks that do not precisely identify roots of racialized oppression, in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Whites, Racial Bias
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Smith, Dolsy – Communications in Information Literacy, 2020
This piece situates the project of critique in relation to the idea of library instruction as labor and the library as an organization. If the laborer can come to reflect on the conditions of their labor, thereby achieving a measure of autonomy even at the grindstone, it's also possible that the critical subject can be induced or coerced to labor…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Critical Theory
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Chisholm, Alexandria; Spencer, Brett – Communications in Information Literacy, 2019
This paper presents a case study of how librarians can situate themselves as pedagogical partners by bringing their unique information literacy perspective and expertise to the programmatic assessment process. This report resulted from the Thun Library and the Penn State Berks Composition Program's collaboration to assess the institution's…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, College Freshmen, Writing Instruction, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Branch, Nicole A. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2019
The intentional omission of learning outcomes from the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education" has caused concern and criticism from some librarians; however, the call to action within the "Framework" to locally develop learning outcomes is an opportunity to illuminate the social justice, critical…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Research Methodology, Concept Mapping, Outcomes of Education
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Doyle, Andréa – Communications in Information Literacy, 2019
This essay mixes epistemological considerations on truth and science, a critical information literacy exercise on the 5 Laws of MIL (Media and Information Literacy), LIS theory and international experience reports. It is constructed in five parts, in line with the 5 Laws of Media and Information Literacy (Grizzle & Singh, 2016) and…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Social Theories
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Grandy, Roslyn – Communications in Information Literacy, 2019
This study examines levels of library anxiety in 30 adult learners before and after completing a two-credit hybrid information literacy course. A modified version of the Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale was administered at the beginning and end of the course to compare levels of library anxiety. An analysis of the data revealed that the…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Information Literacy, Anxiety, Courses
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Sullivan, Matthew C. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2019
This article surveys the library and information science (LIS) response to the problems of fake news and misinformation from the 2016 U.S. presidential election to the end of 2018, focusing on how librarians and other information professionals in the United States have articulated the problems and the paths forward for combating them.…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Credibility, Information Literacy, Elections
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Waity, Julia F.; Crowe, Stephanie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2019
In this innovative project, a social sciences librarian partnered with a sociology professor to embed the "Authority is Constructed and Contextual" frame into an upper-division sociology of poverty course. Students in this course participated in an experiential learning project, collaborating with local children on a participatory photo…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Sociology, College Faculty, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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