Title

Grinding the Gears: Academic Librarians and Civic Responsibility

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2013

Publication Title

Urban Library Journal

Volume

19

Issue

1

Keywords

Open Source, Personal Libraries, Special Collections, Collection Building, Politics of Knowledge Production, Critical Information Literacy, Occupy Movement, Feminist Porn, calibre

Abstract

Corporate encroachments are transforming universities into edu-factories which are designed to produce servants of the state rather than engaged citizens. Academic librarians have a duty to resist the machineries of the institution. This panel will survey the revolutionary potential inherent in the open source movement, feminist porn collections, and critical information literacy.