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    Critical information literacy and non-traditional research methods: a case study of practice-led research and music students
    (Australian Library and Information Association, 2022-05) Beardmore, Meredith
    The literature on critical information literacy is a new and burgeoning field. However, there are intersections that are still underrepresented. This paper focuses on one of these areas: critical information literacy and non-traditional research. After a discussion around critical information literacy and critical pedagogy, the paper then examines potential connections between critical information literacy and non-traditional research. These concepts will be explored using the critical pedagogical tool of praxis; the combination of theory, action, and reflection; and includes both theoretical discussion and a practical case study. The case study examines a critical information literacy session on practice-led research delivered to undergraduate music students. This paper hopes to spark a conversation around the possibilities that a critical approach can open for libraries; to advocate for more diverse and inclusive practices and to deepen the support we provide to our users.
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    Change: collaboration, courage and clarity
    (Australian Library and Information Association, 2020-03) O'Dwyer, Clare
    In my roles as a senior library manager and leader across several industry sectors, I have found that the nature of the challenges to lead change and deal with uncertainty was unique in each context.
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    Building STEM capabilities at Melbourne Polytechnic: a case study of EAL students
    (VALA, 2020-02) Beardmore, Meredith; Lenoir, Dali A.; Kenneally, Peter
    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is a vital skillset for all citizens in a rapidly changing and information-rich world. The connection between STEM and libraries is gathering momentum, yet the role of academic libraries in supporting STEM is under-represented in the literature. The Melbourne Polytechnic Academic Library & Education Research Team (ALERT) was developed to explore this gap and suggest a framework for STEM literacy support in academic libraries. The methodology for a future case study of STEM activity for EAL (English as an Additional Language) learners will also be outlined.