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MSU Library Staff Development: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Understanding Critical Information Literacy

Critical information literacy asks librarians to work with their patrons and communities to co-investigate the political, social, and economic dimensions of information, including its creation, access, and use. This approach to information literacy seeks to involve learners in better understanding systems of oppression while also identifying opportunities to take action upon them.

Tewell, E. (2016). Putting Critical Information Literacy into Context: How and Why Librarians Adopt Critical Practices in their Teaching – In the Library with the Lead Pipe. In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Retrieved from  

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