• Re-envisioning Information Literacy: Critical Information Literacy, Disciplinary Discourses, and Music History

    Author(s):
    Erin Conor (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    American Musicological Society, Library & Information Science, Music Library Association
    Subject(s):
    Information literacy, Music history
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    critical information literacy, critlib
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/n3yz-r575
    Abstract:
    As educators, we recognize that it can be challenging to translate the research methods we learned in graduate school to our contemporary students, who are accustomed to the constantly shifting information buffet provided by sites such as Wikipedia, YouTube, SoundCloud, and the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP). Students can struggle with the transition from an almost exclusive reliance on Google to the complex information environment, both print and online, that the typical university library provides and can be overwhelmed by the volume and variety of information they encounter. Our students also operate in an online environment that is politicized, monetized, and surveilled and we are only just beginning to understand the implications of this new environment. In light of these changes in the information landscape, this article introduces critical information literacy, a recent movement drawing upon critical theory and critical pedagogy, as a new approach for introducing discipline-specific research skills in the music history classroom.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
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