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Friday, January 30 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Session 7.2 B Juried Works in Progress Papers: Literacy, Identity, and Social Justice: Championing Social Justice in LIS Technology Education: A Critical Sociotechnical Systems Approach

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This presentation will bring together theory and praxis using examples from 18 years of technology education in LIS to consider the question: “How can a critical sociotechnical systems framework be used in technology education to foster transformation through empowerment?” This question will be explored using two primary cases: the LIS course, “Introduction to Networked Systems,” and the short course version, “Demystifying Technology,” offered through public and school libraries to patrons. 


Jason Alston

University of North Carolina

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Colin H. Rhinesmith

Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies
social and community informatics, critical and interpretive theory, community engagement, studio-based learning, and social justice in LIS
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Martin Wolske

Director, Center for Digital Inclusion, iSchool, UIUC
Martin came to the Graduate School of Library and Information Science in 1995 to serve as the first full-time systems administrator for Prairienet Community Network, where we looked at ways to bring this relatively new thing called the Internet to the community to foster stronger... Read More →

Friday January 30, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am CST
King Arthurs Court, Floor 3

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