Wednesday, July 9, 2014

INFORMATION AS A HUMAN RIGHT: A MISSING THRESHOLD CONCEPT?

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INFORMATION AS A HUMAN RIGHT: A MISSING THRESHOLD CONCEPT?

asks Troy Watson, member of the ACRL’s new Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education Task Force.

He notes that  a group of librarians, who are contributing authors and editors of Information Literacy & Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis have issued a call for a stronger statement within the Framework on civic engagement and social justice.


Emphasizing social inclusion; cultural, historical, and socioeconomic contexts; access issues; critical awareness of the mechanisms of establishing authority, including academic authority; and civic and community engagement would strengthen the Framework. Furthermore it would recognize the growing community of librarians committed to social justice and civic engagement. We look forward to opportunities for discussion of and to provide more specific suggestions for better inclusion of civic engagement and social justice issues in the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. 

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