Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian
0163-9269 (Print), 1544-4546 (Online)
information literacy, academic libraries, feminist pedagogy, cyberfeminism, critical information literacy
This paper expands on the figure of the cyborg librarian (Yoder 2003), specifically addressing its overtly cyberfeminist intentions. Drawing on critical information literacy and feminist pedagogy, the cyborg is positioned within the discussion of academic library instruction. This paper suggests cyberfeminist techniques for encouraging students to navigate complex and diasporic information resources while thinking critically about issues of diversity and inclusion. Also provided are examples of ways in which the cyborg can guide students to use digital technologies to subvert the narratives that are woven throughout dominant information and knowledge paradigms.
This is an author's accepted manuscript of an article published in Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian, February 2014. Available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01639269.2014.872529#
Schlesselman-Tarango, Gina, "Cyborgs in the Academic Library: A Cyberfeminist Approach to Information Literacy Instruction" (2014). Library Faculty Publications. Paper 19.