Session 2: It’s About Equity! Let’s Tackle Information Poverty
Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty. Information equity may fly under-the-radar, but it is a critical element of social justice. For librarians, the recognition of information privilege–where one student has clear advantage over another–is a call to action to reflect on the disparities in information access and information experiences in our own communities, to raise awareness, and to work to close critical gaps.
Tiffany Flowers, MA, Ph.D., Tenured Assistant Professor of Education, Georgia State University Perimeter College
Melissa Jacobs, Director of Library Services, New York School Library System
Debra E. Kachel, MLS, Co-Chair, Advocacy Committee, PSLA
Karen Lemmons, MLIS, Library Media Specialist, Detroit School of Arts
Joyce Kasman Valenza, PhD, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, SC&I
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