15th Annual Information Literacy Summit

15th Annual Information Literacy Summit

Shifting Perspectives: Developing Critical Approaches in Information Literacy

Friday, April 29, 2016, 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library

Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus (Palos Hills, IL)

Registration is open

Keynote Address:

Critical Pedagogy in a Time of Compliance

Emily Drabinski, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Library Instruction at Long Island University, Brooklyn

The promise of critical pedagogy lies in its capacity to change lives–our own and those of our students–as we try new ways of thinking and teaching that challenge systems of power that privilege some and not others. In the last ten years, critical pedagogy has moved from the margins to the center, most clearly in its influence on the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Frames like Information has Value and Authority is Constructed have long been tenets of critical voices in the field, voices that can now be heard emanating from the center of our professional lives. And yet, critical approaches to teaching and learning face acute challenges from a higher education environment that increasingly values teaching and learning by the numbers, tying everything from accreditation to book budgets to quantifiable outcomes. In this talk, Emily Drabinski will explore these tensions and offer thoughts on how we can change the world while keeping our jobs.


$40 for attendees or $20 for presenters (includes breakfast, lunch and materials)

Who should attend?

  • Librarians who are involved with teaching and learning in almost any aspect.
  • Academic, school, public and special librarians
  • Teachers and other educators who want to discuss information literacy, student research and student use of information.
  • CPDUs available
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