Critical Information Literacy and Service-Learning for Management Students

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Critical Information Literacy andService-LearningFor Management StudentsIlana StonebrakerBusiness Information Specialist OpportunitiesCollaborations

Management2Impetus

to engage in management, or to research management, is to commit to some kind of stance on political and moral values, such as the desirability of efficiency or of productivity or of profitability or, even, of employee satisfaction and well-being. Management, then, is never neutral, but, at most, purports to be so.-Grey, 2004, pg 179

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Service-Learning3Impetus

Informed Decision Making4IMPETUSIn classrooms students make only individual decisions that affect themselves.

YouniveristyInformation literacy is very personal in nature. It helps the success of the individual, which seems a little strange since our original interest as a profession was more in a public health approach, where information literacy was supposed to help people help each other.

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Where the course came from5IMPETUSInformation literate zombiesStudent that use only business information to make only business and career decisions that affect only businesses and other business people.

If the goal is to make students more responsible, they need to understand first that their decisions hold power, and that information holds power over them. 5

Where the course came from6IMPETUSIf the goal is to make students more responsible, they need to understand first that their decisions hold power, and that information holds power over them.

To repeat.And if we want the students to understand that their decisions have power, we must also give power to them. 6

Where the course came from7IMPETUSAnd if we want the students to understand that their decisions have power, we must also give power to them.

To repeat.And if we want the students to understand that their decisions have power, we must also give power to them. 7

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Student will articulate and empathize with the diverse group of struggles the Greater Lafayette area faces at a local and global level across economic, cultural, and administrative dimensions.Students will find, organize, and evaluate information about the Greater Lafayette area.Students will identify sources to learn more about problems that are important to them.

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MGMT 175: Information Strategies of Management StudentsHonors 299 Making Greater Lafayette Greater

What I learned10Lessons from Honors 299

Was it hard to make this about information? Not at allIs it hard to maintain a politically neutral tone in a post trump America, especially as the truth becomes a partisan issue? You betWould I do it again? Totally

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Critical Librarianshipstrives to examine librarianship through a critical lens, looking for intersections of librarian practice and social justice (Elmborg 2006).

Lets TalkWere going out to lunch!Meet here, tomorrow 11:55, were going to go to lunch and discuss #critlib for business and professional programs. You are more than welcome!

Thank you!Kenny Garcia- HealthJessica Jerrit- STEMCaitlan Maxwell- Computer Science and Career/VocationalIlana Stonebraker- Business

What does critical information literacy look like in ___?Where does or could critical information literacy fit into the curriculum?What unique challenges affect the discipline?

Caitlan, Jessica and Ilana met at ACRL 2015Caitlan and Jessice had gone to the #critlib 2015 unconferenceJessica, Caitlan and Ilana start meeting, decide to write a lesson plan proposal for Nicole Pagowsky and Kelly McElroys (now award winning) bookFellow contributor to the book Kenny sees their lesson plan title, contacts themThey meet online to discuss #critlib for business, write an article for other business librarians, and present at ACRL 2017

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What does it mean to be an ethical person, and how does an ethical person create, locate, organize, and evaluate business and professional information?