Grinding the Gears: Academic Librarians and Civic Responsibility

Lisa Sloniowski, Mita Williams, Patti Ryan


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.


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

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