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Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond.


critical information literacy, workshops, librarianship, relevance, framework, logistics, co-curricular, scaffold, one-shot, WASC


This paper describes systemic problems in the traditional model of information literacy instruction in higher education and proposes a new model. Librarians must teach students not only information retrieval skills but also a conceptual framework for thinking about information. Without such a framework, college graduates’ ability to be agents of change in a competitive world is compromised. This paper introduces a student-centered, co-curricular program of information literacy instruction that helps university students grasp the social nature of information and recognize its critical role in their coursework and in their lives. Includes curriculum map.


Library Juice Press

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