Information Literacy Standards and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Using User-Generated Content to Incorporate Critical Pedagogy

Seale, Maura . Information Literacy Standards and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Using User-Generated Content to Incorporate Critical Pedagogy., 2010 In: Critical Pedagogy and Library Instruction: An Edited Collection. Library Juice Press, pp. 221-235. [Book chapter]

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The ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards remain the prevailing means of understanding information literacy, particularly within higher education. There is undoubtedly value in a clearly articulated and institutionalized conceptualization of information literacy, but the Standards are inadequate, incomplete, and inculcate complacency. The careful use of user-generated content in information literacy instruction offers a means of addressing gaps as well as incorporating antiracist, feminist, and queer perspectives.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: information literacy, instruction, critical theory
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AB. Information theory and library theory.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CE. Literacy.
Depositing user: Maura Seale
Date deposited: 26 Oct 2013 03:15
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:28


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