Critical information literacy and non-traditional research methods: a case study of practice-led research and music students
Australian Library and Information Association
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.
critical information literacy, critical librarianship, critical pedagogy, non-traditional research, practice-led research
Beardmore, M. (2022). Critical information literacy and non-traditional research methods: A case study of practice-led research and music students [conference paper]. ALIA National 2022 Conference, 16-19 May 2022 Canberra. https://read.alia.org.au/critical-information-literacy-and-non-traditional-research-methods-case-study-practice-led-research