Dialogue is a Bridge: Mapping Information Literacy, Social Justice, and Catholic Social Teaching

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Publication Date

October 2019


In the spirit of what Pope Francis calls a “culture of encounter” created through dialogue, first we map points of convergence and potential friction between the ALA Core Values of Librarianship, themes of Catholic social teaching, and recent articulations in library literature of what social justice should mean for libraries. Second, we look at ways these differing sets of values can concretely inform how we think about and teach the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to our students.The attendee will leave this session with starting points for reconciling LIS values and social justice ideas with Catholic social teaching.The attendee will leave this session with concrete ideas for integrating social justice into the ACRL Information Literacy Framework.


"Catholic Librarianship: Building A Culture Of Encounter." CLA Fall Virtual Conference: October 17-18, 2019