Grinding the Gears: Academic Librarians and Civic Responsibility

Lisa Sloniowski, Mita Williams, Patti Ryan

Abstract


Corporate encroachments are transforming universities into edu-factories which are designed to produce servants of the state rather than engaged citizens. Academic librarians have a duty to resist the machineries of the institution. This panel will survey the revolutionary potential inherent in the open source movement, feminist porn collections, and critical information literacy.

Keywords


Open Source; Personal Libraries; Special Collections; Collection Building; Politics of Knowledge Production; Critical Information Literacy; Occupy Movement; Feminist Porn; calibre

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