Get ready to do some thinking and reading!
Importantly, information literacy is empowering, and is an important contributor to democratic, inclusive, participatory societies;
As a companion piece, I’m suggesting that you could also read the following article:
Yerbury, H., & Henninger, M. (2018). Civil Commitment and the Role of Public Librarians. In L. Roy, S. Spiranec, J. Boustany, S. Kurbanoglu, E. Grassian, & D. Mizrachi (Eds.), Communications in Computer and Information Science, volume 810 (pp. 376-385): Springer Cham.
I’ll be back with another post later in the month, in the mean time why don’t you read and think about how information literacy impacts democracy, and what the role of libraries and librarians might be. I’m looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts!