LIS 2140 CRITICAL LIBRARIANSHIP AND INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS
Critical librarianship refers to the movement within libraries to reflect upon the libraries' role in hegemonic structures, and to empower community members to disrupt these systems. Critical librarianship is concerned with issues of social justice, intersectionality, privilege, power, and systems of oppression. It is influenced by critical race theory (CRT), queer theory, disability theory, intersectional feminist theory, and critical pedagogy, among others. In this course, we will explore how critical librarianship can allow us to interrogate the systems and structures of the library in order to seek justice in our communities.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad LG/SNC Basis
Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3