InformAll webinar on “Radical Information Literacy”

InformAllInformAll is organising a free webinar on the theme of “Radical Information Literacy”, on Tuesday, 17th February, 2015, 16:30 to 18:00 GMT.

This will be the first in a series on topical subjects of relevance to anyone, in the UK or internationally, who is interested in information literacy.

The theme is drawn from Andrew Whitworth‘s book of the same name. Andrew will be leading the discussion, which will be an opportunity to consider the issues covered in his book: in particular, the way in which the development of both the theory and practice of information literacy has been affected by its institutionalisation in academic libraries, resulting in a neglect of more critical and relational approaches that seek to promote a redistribution of authority over information practice, rather than confirm existing authorities.

The webinar will explore how the theory of Radical Information Literacy could be turned into practice in many different contexts beyond  the ‘traditional’ confines of the library world: within workplaces, among community groups, campaigning organisations, social networks…

This online event will therefore explore how the ownership of information literacy can be extended so that learners, formally and informally, may develop their own critical approaches to the handling of information and to the evaluation of information sources.

Further details, including background reading and how to register interest in the webinar, are available on the InformAll website.

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