Project Information Literacy (PIL) is publishing the Provocation Series, a series of essays “about what ‘literacy’ means in all its manifestations. At a time when finding reliable news and information is more difficult than ever, we publish a new long-form essay every two months to spark discussions about pressing issues, ideas, and concerns.”
The essays published so far include:
- Lizard People in the Library by Barbara Fister
- Reading in the Age of Distrust by Alison J. Head
- iSchool Equation by Kirsten Hostetler
- Tell Me Sweet Little Lies: Racism as a Persistent Form of Malinformation by Nicole A. Cooke
Learn about forthcoming essays and access discussion questions for each essay to use with reading groups on the Provocation Series website.
On my campus, instruction librarians have discussed how to integrate concepts from the essays in information literacy instruction. We have also shared the essays with faculty on campus in liaison communications.
How are you using these essays on your campus to prompt discussions among librarians, students, faculty, staff, and beyond?