Social Justice in Information Literacy: What Does that Mean?
When we seek information, we examine the privilege of the voices & sources of our information and we learn to identify whose voices are present and whose voices are missing and how that impacts & influences our understanding of information.
Critical information literacy differs from standard definitions of information literacy (ex: the ability to find, use, and analyze information) in that it takes into consideration the social, political, economic, and corporate systems that have power and influence over information production, dissemination, access, and consumption. Excerpt from Gregory, L. and Higgins, S. (Eds.) (2013). Information literacy and social justice: Radical professional praxis. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.