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Williams, Simone; Kamper, Elizabeth – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
In this article, the authors explore whether academic libraries are truly capable of implementing a critical information literacy (CIL) praxis and if there are inherent threats to critical librarianship when incorporating CIL into the curriculum. The survey instrument in this study gathered data from 92 academic library instructors based within…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Critical Literacy, Information Literacy, Library Education
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Šobota, Dijana – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
In this paper, the author explores the prospect of, and the rationale for, the "critical workplace information literacy" (CWIL) construct, by situating it at the junction of critical information literacy (CIL) and workplace information literacy (WIL), the two hitherto discrete frameworks and subdomains of information literacy (IL). This…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Workplace Literacy, Information Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Dixon, Neil; Packwood, Andrea – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
This project report describes using MasteryPaths in the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment as a method of helping improve the information literacy (IL) competence for undergraduate science students studying in their first year at university. The MasteryPaths incorporated a series of formative quiz assessments on referencing and finding and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Learning Management Systems, Undergraduate Students, Formative Evaluation
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Burrows, Ella – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
Social media platforms have had a tangible effect on how users share information and their digital literacy skills. Infographics are often shared on Instagram, but they harbour the potential for misinformation. Users do not always research posts before sharing, and the social nature of the site influences user behaviour. Current digital literacy…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Media, Visual Aids, Digital Literacy
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Sharun, Sara – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
The aim of this study is to contribute to a pragmatic understanding of critical information literacy (CIL) by positioning it as a context-specific interpersonal practice. Using phenomenography to explore how information work is experienced by social workers in social and health care settings, this paper provides an example of critical information…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Information Literacy, Context Effect, Social Work
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Hannah, Matthew N. – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
The 21st century has been riven by information challenges, from mis/disinformation campaigns, fake news, and propaganda to online conspiracy theories. At a time when more people are literate than perhaps at any other time in history, we still see the rise and viral global spread of unhinged conspiracy theories across the web. The existence of such…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Beliefs, Deception, Misinformation
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Munatsi, Ronald – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
This paper explored the link between information literacy (IL) and other factors that enable or inhibit the utilisation of research evidence in policymaking in Zimbabwe. The study assumes that if policymakers possess appropriate IL skills to access, assess, synthesise, and apply research evidence, they will naturally use the evidence to inform…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Decision Making
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Silva, Elise; Scott, Khirsten L. – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
This project report describes a community-engaged, extra-institutional, out-of-school Wikipedia editing project focused on the digital literacies of Black girls. The project was located in a systemically under-resourced neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Given the under representation of Black women editing Wikipedia, and continued concerns…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, After School Programs, Editing
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Schneider, Marco; Bezerra, Arthur Coelho – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
The "critical" element present in many critical information literacy (CIL) studies shows a commitment to the practical challenge of the power structures that shape current information regimes. In this article, we argue that it is necessary to analyse how such power structures, organised under a capitalist social order with neoliberal…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Information Literacy, Social Class, Race
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Taylor, Caitlin; DiGiacomo, Daniela K. – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
The information landscape of the 21st century demands that students are prepared to be responsible information users and creators, which requires information literacy (IL) proficiency. Underlying conceptualisations of IL influence instructional practices and students' learning of these skills within primary, secondary, and higher education…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Gao, Huan; Kohnen, Angela – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
Using a transnational lens, this narrative study examines the online information literacies of six Chinese international graduate students in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data of the study were collected from phenomenological interviewing, weekly information-seeking dairies, and focus group discussions. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Information Literacy, COVID-19
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Hewitt, Alex – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
While significant progress has been made in broadening information literacy's (IL's) scope, its conception of the user and their relationship to information remains painfully limited. This is particularly evident when the affective or emotional factors of information seeking behaviour are considered. Thus far, IL's models and discourses have…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Affective Behavior, Psychological Patterns, Information Needs
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Flynn, Darren; Crew, Teresa; Hare, Rosie; Maroo, Krishna; Preater, Andrew – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
In this article we connect critical librarianship and its practices of information literacy (IL) with working-class experiences of higher education (HE). Although the research literature and professional body of knowledge of critical information literacy (CIL), is one of the most theoretically-developed areas of wider critical librarianship…
Descriptors: Library Science, Criticism, Information Literacy, Social Class
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Maud Cooper – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
The purpose of this paper is to better understand how emerging artists use information to navigate the transition out of university, using their changing ideas of failure, success, information literacy (IL), and transition to frame the qualitative data. A literature review is used to frame the current understanding of emerging artists and feed…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Artists, Transitional Programs, Art Education
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Annette Goodwin; Waseem Afzal – Journal of Information Literacy, 2023
Academic librarians deliver information literacy instruction (ILI) to students, engage with a range of stakeholders, and work in a range of learning environments that are continually changing. While past research has focused on the perceptions of librarians regarding their role in ILI, this has not been a significant focus of research in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Librarians, Academic Libraries
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