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Subjects

information literacy, instruction, critical librarianship, institutionalization, critical theory, Critical Library Instruction

Document Type

Perspective

Abstract

This essay considers the institutionalization of critical library instruction in the decade since the publication of Critical Library Instruction: Theories & Methods. Drawing on the work of Sara Ahmed and Rod Ferguson, I suggest that because library instruction is marginalized within librarianship, critical library instruction can and has become institutionalized within the profession. The institutionalization of critical library instruction represents the management of the wider-ranging and more troublesome critiques of critical librarianship. The marginality of critical library instruction, however, means that it continues to function as a site of troublemaking.

DOI

10.15760/comminfolit.2020.14.1.6

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33126

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