This week the ACRL Instruction Section presented a free webinar, “Incorporating Social Justice and the Framework in Information Literacy Instruction”.The webinar featured the following presenters and topics:
- Keynote on “Applying Social Justice Frame in Teaching and in Practice,” by Raymond Pun (Instruction/Research Librarian, Alder Graduate School of Education) & Dr. Nicole A. Cooke (Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois)
- “Silent Sam and the Academy: Confederate Symbols in Higher Education,” by Martha Allen (Chair Research and Instruction Services, Pius XII Memorial Library/Saint Louis University),
- “Educating for Social Justice and Information Advocacy using Open Access Platforms from the Southern Region of the World,” by Dr. Sergio Chaparro (Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University / VCU Libraries)
- “Homing in on Coming Out: Digital Mapping & the Process of Placing Gay Liberation Where You Are,” by Jason Ezell (Instruction & Research Coordinator, Loyola University New Orleans) & Lucy Rosenbloom (Systems & Information Resources Librarian, Loyola University New Orleans)
Pun explained that the program sprang from a Credo webinar in which he and Kenya Flash, Political Science, Global Affairs, and Government Information Librarian at Yale University, discussed how to address social justice issues in a one-shot information literacy session.
While the presenters in the May 20 session make all of the resources they mentioned in the webinar available here, a couple of them may be of particular interest if you are considering social justice as part of your IL curriculum:
- A graphic that introduces the idea of privilege as a knapsack filled with various beneficial experiences and opportunities; the author of the graphic made it available as part of a Twitter thread that includes a link to a larger source the graphic appears in, Duke University’s Library 101 Toolkit.
- Laura Saunders’ Communications In Information Literacy article, “Connecting Information Literacy and Social Justice: Why and How”