Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis

Title

Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis

Department/School

Library

Summary

Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis extends the discussion of information literacy and its social justice aspects begun by James Elmborg, Heidi L.M. Jacobs, Cushla Kapitzke, Maria T. Accardi, Emily Drabinski, and Alana Kumbier, and Maura Seale. Chapters address the democratizing values implicit in librarianship’s professional ethics, such as intellectual freedom, social responsibility, and democracy, in relation to the sociopolitical context of information literacy. Contributors, ranging from practicing librarians to scholars of related disciplines, demonstrate how they construct intentional connections between theoretical perspectives and professional advocacy to curriculum and pedagogy. The book contributes to professional discourse on libraries in their social context, through a re-activation of the library neutrality debate, as well as through an investigation of what it means for a global citizen to be information literate in late capitalism.

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ISBN

978-1-936117-56-7

Publication Date

9-1-2013

Publisher

Library Juice Press

Place of Publication

Duluth, MN

Keywords

critical information literacy, social justice

Disciplines

Critical and Cultural Studies | Information Literacy

Comments

Edited by Shana Higgins and Lua Gregory

Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis

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