IATUL 2023 Slides




This paper will present work in progress, led by the IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy (SIG IL) to develop an open educational resource to support librarians seeking to liberate information literacy. The resource positions information literacy as an approach to develop students as capable global citizens. Open educational resources provide an opportunity for integration of good practice through a continuous cycle of iterative and reflective updates, making them well suited to this emerging field. Our work is being led using the organisational change technique of appreciative inquiry (Cooperrider, 2008). Appreciative inquiry is a strengths based approach to change which works through a 4D model - discover, dream, design and deliver. As part of the discovery phase, global experts in the field will be invited to share their perspectives on liberating IL. In addition, conference attendees will be engaged to participate in this groundbreaking movement by sharing examples of innovations from their own practice and experience.Specifically, our discoveries will address the role of the information literacy librarian seeking to decolonise the library for social justice, including for race equality, disability justice and LGBTQ rights. We will push the boundaries of traditional approaches to information literacy by blending theory from digital and media literacy to show how format and technology contribute to the movement towards information justice.

Publication Date


Conference Name

IATUL 2023: 43rd International Association of University Libraries Annual Conference. Dubai & Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (March 13-16, 2023)


Library and Information Science


Information Literacy, Digital Literacy, Media Literacy, Decolonizing Information Practices

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