Thursday, September 29, 2016

CFP: Moving Beyond the “Framework Blues”: Teaching Information Literacy with a social justice lens

There is a call for papers for a preconference before the American Library Association Conference 2017. The preconference takes place on June 23 2017 in Chicago, USA. "The transition from the ACRL Standards to the Framework is in full force, yet many academic librarians are unsure how to proceed with this new, unfamiliar document and feel daunted by the task. Moreover, with the push for critical information literacy and social justice-oriented instruction in academic librarianship, some librarians have critiqued the Framework for having liberal ideological underpinnings and assuming a universality that doesn’t account for historical difference or responsibility to the other. The Framework mentions power relations in some places, but these references and gestures towards critical information literacy are inconsistent. Many questions about teaching with the Framework remain. How can the Framework be used to teach critical information literacy fully and authentically? How is the Framework compatible with social justice-oriented instruction?" You can propose roundtable discussions, workshops, presentations, or panels. Deadline for proposals is 14 October 2016. There is more information at
Photo by Sheila Webber: Cat mailbox, Brännö, August 2016

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