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Library Instruction Department: Inclusive Pedagogy in Library Instruction

Relevant ACRL Frames

Information has value
  • understand that intellectual property is a legal and social construct that varies by culture
  • understand how and why some individuals or groups of individuals may be underrepresented or systematically marginalized within the systems that produce and disseminate information
  • recognize issues of access or lack of access to information sources

Code Stitch Video

Discussion Handout

Critical Information Literacy


Critical information literacy (CIL) is a theory and practice that considers the sociopolitical dimensions of information and production of knowledge, and critiques the ways in which systems of power shape the creation, distribution, and reception of information. CIL acknowledges that libraries are not and cannot be neutral actors, and embraces the potential of libraries as catalysts for social change. (Source: E. Drabinski and E. Tewell)