OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Thursday, October 12 • 9:45am - 10:10am
The 'Opening' of the Library

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Critical information literacy, the metaliteracy movement, and trends toward curating open access content all point to the ways in which The Library is "opening." Librarians are moving beyond the building, beyond the corporate-dominated information industrial complex, and beyond teaching to the CRAP test. Despite this shift, librarians often receive requests for instruction sessions and materials that reflect old, outdated approaches to what librarians should do and what libraries should "own." Furthermore, the focus on teaching students how to find "academic articles," while relevant for disciplinary research, ignores the economic and social inequalities outside the ivory tower. In this session, learn about the paradigm shift in librarianship and information studies and what it means for how you work with librarians at your institution, and teach your students.

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Irene McGarrity

Digital Learning Librarian, Keene State College

Thursday October 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:10am PDT