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Unpublished Paper
Information Literacy as a Situated Practice in the Neoliberal University
Canadian Association for Information Science (2014)
  • Karen P. Nicholson
Abstract
Information literacy emerges in the context of a neoliberal skills agenda for higher education. This paper uses the Academic Literacies Framework (Lea and Street, 1998, 2006) to critique current LIS approaches to information literacy and to reframe information literacy as a situated practice in the neoliberal university.
Keywords
  • information literacy,
  • neoliberalism,
  • higher education,
  • Academic Literacies Framework,
  • new literacy studies
Publication Date
June, 2014
Comments
Winner, Best Practitioner Paper Award
Citation Information
Karen P. Nicholson. "Information Literacy as a Situated Practice in the Neoliberal University" Canadian Association for Information Science (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/karen_nicholson/29/