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Locating Information Literacy within Institutional Oppression
Library and Information Technology Services Scholarship
  • Joshua F. Beatty, SUNY Plattsburgh
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The ACRL’s draft Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education represents a chance to undo the neoliberal assumptions of earlier information literacy standards. Despite some positive changes, the language of the Framework still reinforces existing structures of power. The Framework relies on a rhetoric of crisis and on the metaphors “information marketplace” and “information ecosystem.” These metaphors naturalize information resources as a series of walled gardens that might instead have been part of a larger commons.
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Beatty, Joshua F. “Locating Information Literacy within Institutional Oppression.” In the Library with the Lead Pipe, September 24, 2014.