IS Virtual Program: Incorporating Social Justice and the Framework in Information Literacy Instruction

Incorporating Social Justice and the Framework in Information Literacy Instruction
ACRL Instruction Section’s Virtual Program
Monday, May 20, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Central Time
Webinar registration:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing your specific link to join the live meeting.

This webinar will be recorded and registrants will be sent the recording after the program.

The ACRL Instruction Section’s Virtual Program will explore the ways that librarians have incorporated social justice into the classroom, including as a pedagogy, as an advocacy topic, and in conjunction with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Speakers will discuss social justice and the Framework from the practical perspective of how attendees can utilize their approaches to lesson plans, classroom activities, and course syllabi. Attendees will gain ideas, as well as strategies, resources, and instructional artifacts to apply in and modify for their own teaching. The program will offer four presentations by librarians who work directly with these topics, including a 20-minute keynote and three 15-minute presentations on instructional approaches to social justice and the Framework. These presentations are:

Keynote on “Applying Social Justice Frame in Teaching and in Practice,” by Raymond Pun (Instruction/Research Librarian, Alder Graduate School of Education) & Dr. Nicole A. Cooke (Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois)

“Silent Sam and the Academy: Confederate Symbols in Higher Education,” by Martha Allen (Chair Research and Instruction Services, Pius XII Memorial Library/Saint Louis University),

“Educating for Social Justice and Information Advocacy using Open Access Platforms from the Southern Region of the World,” by Dr. Sergio Chaparro (Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University / VCU Libraries)

“Homing in on Coming Out: Digital Mapping & the Process of Placing Gay Liberation Where You Are,” by Jason Ezell (Instruction & Research Coordinator, Loyola University New Orleans) & Lucy Rosenbloom (Systems & Information Resources Librarian, Loyola University New Orleans)

Please contact Martha Stuit ( and Ernesto Hernandez (, co-chairs of the ACRL Instruction Section Conference Program Planning Committee, with any questions.

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