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Friday, July 20 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Socially Responsible Pedagogy: Critical Information Literacy through Social Justice Imagery

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Teaching a for-credit information literacy creates a unique opportunity to bring in activist art, social justice issues, and research skills. Taught by Librarian Faculty, this course follows the University approved general education learning outcomes. These outcomes ask students to focus on intellectual tools that develop skillsets to construct knowledge about a “Big Question.” This question asks “How does information literacy impact awareness of social justice issues?” By incorporating skills structured by the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, students examine artworks that deal with race, class, and gender, through the lens information literacy and visual literacy. In creating their own research questions around the works of art, students address how their questions fit into the “Big Question,” and do research to create a group presentation for a “signature assignment.” The assignment meets one of the general education outcomes which asks students to promote diversity and social justice while learning about injustice and oppression. This critical approach to information literacy pedagogy introduces students to social justice topics & activist art which create dialogues about issues faced by communities around the world. These conversations allow students to critically engage with these issues and become socially responsible consumers and producers of information. This twenty minute presentation will explore how critical information literacy can inform and inspire library instruction while showing the practical applications and challenges of adventures in socially responsible pedagogy.

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avatar for Nicole Beatty

Nicole Beatty

Arts & Humanities Librarian, Stewart Library, Weber State University
avatar for Ernesto Hernandez Jr

Ernesto Hernandez Jr

Instruction Librarian, Weber State University - Stewart Library



Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
University Center 221

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