I’m getting some things in places for a summer class and a fall independent study, and I see my interests moving to focus on a particular area. I posted this to our Blackboard course:
“While I’m not aiming at a dissertation or thesis, I am aiming at finding an area of speciality. I see that emerging as critical information literacy. I define critical information literacy as understanding the social situation/production of information, the critical evaluation of sources, as well as the more traditional information literacy concepts (I rely heavily on Shapiro & Hughes’ Information Literacy as a Liberal Art: Enlightenment Proposals for a New Curriculum in this line of thinking).”
In light of this, I suspect I’ll shift the theme of this blog to include some of these areas. You’ll notice that there are many new tags available for the new posts.
Because I want to keep a list of terms close at hand, and because I enjoy irony, here are Wikipedia links for some of the areas I’m going to be looking into in the near future.
Library and Information Science
Sociology of Knowledge
Sociology of Scientific Knowledge