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Thursday, October 17 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Unraveling #critlib: An exploration of theory, practice, and community

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This program will open up a dialogue on the topic of critical information literacy, a growing theory and practice that examines the political, economic, and social impacts on the creation, access, and use of information. This lens acknowledges that information is not neutral and that it is produced within human-created systems that carry biases, rigid power structures, and barriers to access.

This conversation will be an inclusive space for those currently incorporating critlib into their practice and those that are curious to connect and further develop our critlib knowledge together. Conversation facilitators will help break down what this theory is, what it can look like within the library classroom, and place the theory in context of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. They will share their effort to explore this practice within their own teaching and encourage roundtable participants to share ways they have (knowingly or not) incorporated these practices. Facilitators have presented on this topic in various formats and have created a community of practice within Charlotte, which seeks to support and connect local librarians interested in critlib. Participants will leave the discussion better equipped to engage in this practice and advocate for its inclusion at their home institutions.

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Natalie Ornat

Humanities Librarian, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Speakers
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Amanda Binder

Social Sciences and History Librarian, UNC Charlotte


Thursday October 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm EDT
Salem 1C