Hello,

This edition of the bi-monthly APLA Information Literacy Interest Group email with links relevant to information literacy was compiled by Agnieszka Hayes (me), Convener of the Interest Group.

Neither one of the links below is light summer reading, so perhaps it's best that I am sending this in late August.

My first link is to the open access book Paradoxes of Media and Information Literacy: The Crisis of Information by Jutta Haider and Olof Sundin: https://www.routledge.com/Paradoxes-of-Media-and-Information-Literacy-The-Crisis-of-Information/Haider-Sundin/p/book/9780367756192#sup

Please click on the "Open access content is available" link, and then the "Read Full Book - Open Access" link (as in the screenshots below) to read it online or download it for free.

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I admit that I have started reading it, but have not finished it yet. It is on my to do list for Fall. This book speaks about common narratives surrounding information literacy, and how these narratives do not necessarily bring about the outcomes that are lauded by promoters of information literacy (that includes me). This is a title that I recommend to anyone interested in critical information literacy and critical librarianship.

Speaking of critical information literacy, the article Unsettling Information Literacy: Exploring Critical Approaches with Academic Researchers for Decolonising the University by Frances Marsh looks at how critical information literacy can potentially support decolonizing efforts. After presenting findings from the qualitative data, Marsh proposes several recommendations to foster critical information literacy in practice. Here is the link to the article: https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/article/view/PRA-V16-I1-1

Happy reading!

Kind regards,
Agnieszka

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Agnieszka Hayes
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Information Literacy Interest Group Convener
Atlantic Provinces Library Association
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