Course Description

LIS 9170A-650 (Fall 2022)   Special Topic: Critical Librarianship

Instructor: K. Nicholson

Course Description
An overview of critlib, or critical approaches, to professional practice to advance social justice in LIS. Examination of critical perspectives and theory in LIS and the ways they inform policy and practice in areas such as cataloguing and classification, information literacy, information and user services, scholarly communication and open access, technology, and library administration. 

Course Syllabi for LIS 9170A-650 (Fall 2022)
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Prerequisites: GRADLIS 9001

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information
Information Policy

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:

1. Exhibit a broad understanding of contemporary and historical critiques of of major ideologies, movements, and trends within and external to library and information contexts through knowledge, critique, and presentation (PLLO 1, 2, 5, 9);

2. Understand the relationship between theory and practice in LIS and how to strengthen these ties to produce more ethical practice (PLLO 1, 2, 3);

3. Apply critical perspectives in areas of library and information practice such as critical information literacy, cataloguing and classification, archival arrangement and description, policy and management (PLLO 2, 3, 5).

4. Promote, advocate for, and lead progressive movements that align with the values and principles of LIS and demonstrate facility when speaking, reading, and presenting about them (PLLO 3, 5, 7, 9).



MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives