Locating Information Literacy within Institutional Oppression
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.
Beatty, Joshua F. “Locating Information Literacy within Institutional Oppression.” In the Library with the Lead Pipe, September 24, 2014. http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2014/locating-information-literacy-within-institutional-oppression/.