Presentation Title

What Do We Mean By "Information Literacy"?


Room 1002

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Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

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Presentation Description

“Information literacy” means more than evaluating websites; it means more than citing sources; it means more than knowing scholarly from popular. Fundamentally, the trope of “information literacy” responds to the demand to produce, on the one hand, citizens capable of normative rational discourse, and on the other hand, workers at home in the ubiquitous medium of the document. The aim of this presentation is to untangle some of the contradictions latent in the coupling of these demands, and to gesture toward a more rhetorically and materially aware approach to the study of information literacy.


Information literacy, Normative rational discourse

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Presentation (Open Access)


Oct 1st, 8:30 AM Oct 1st, 9:00 AM

What Do We Mean By "Information Literacy"?

Room 1002

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