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Cross-posting an event of interest

  • 2011 LACUNY Instruction Committee Spring Event

    Critical Information Literacy: The Challenge of Practice

    James Elmborg
    Associate Professor/Program Director – School of Library and Information Science, University of Iowa
    April 22 10:00am-1:00pm
    CUNY Graduate Center – Skylight Room (9100)

    James Elmborg has written extensively about how information literacy fits into the context of general education and the development of college students. Elmborg’s work is highly interdisciplinary drawing from critical literary theory, new media literacy, rhetoric, and composition. For several years he has led a program in which graduate students work as digital librarians with the University of Iowa’s renowned International Writing Program.

    In his presentation Professor Elmborg will define critical information literacy and explore the challenges of applying its theoretical insights in day-to-day practice. Following his keynote address participants will be asked to join small breakout discussions on a variety of themes related to the keynote.

    This event is free for members of the Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY). If you are not a LACUNY member you will asked to pay $5 at the door or online via Pay Pal at:

    Please RSVP by April 1st via the webform at:

    Please contact the LACUNY Instruction Committee co-chairs Jesus Sanabria at or Jonathan Cope at

    The CUNY Graduate Center is centrally located in Midtown Manhattan at
    34th Street and Fifth Avenue
    365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

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