Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods

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Maria T. Accardi, Emily Drabinski, Alana Kumbier
Library Juice Press, LLC, 2010 - Education - 359 pages
Bringing together the voices of a range of practicing librarians, this collection illuminates theories and methods of critical pedagogy and library instruction. Chapters address critical approaches to standards and assessment practices, links between queer, anti-racist and feminist pedagogies and the library classroom, intersections of critical theories of power and knowledge and the library, and the promise and peril of reflective instruction practices. Rooted in theoretical work both from within the profession (James Elmborg, Cushla Kapitzke) and without (Paolo Freire, Henry Giroux, Deborah Britzman), contributions are complemented by stories of critical approaches put into practice in institutional settings ranging from the community college classroom to large urban research universities to virtual worlds. The intention is to begin a conversation among librarians who teach, library instruction program coordinators, faculty and instructors interested in bringing librarians into the classroom, and librarians interested in developing liberatory and anti-oppressive professional practices.
 

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Information Literacy and Social Power Jonathan Cope 13 323
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Bringing Postmodernism and
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Grand Narratives and the Information Cycle in the Library
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ProblemBased Learning as Teaching Strategy Elizabeth Peterson
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Revolutions in the Role of the
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Utilizing Critical Feminist Pedagogy in Library
105
Preparing Critically Conscious Information Literate Special
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Information and Service Learning John S Riddle
133
Toward a theory of comics as
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a medium of critical pedagogy in library instruction Damian Duffy
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Critical Approach to Asia through Library Collections and
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Critical Assessment in the Library
251
Critical Information Literacy and Personal
265
The Place of Critical Consciousness in the
279
Giroux and Radical Praxis in
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Contributor Biographies
319

Critical Pedagogy and Information Literacy in Community
149
Information Literacy and the
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