Scaffolded Information Literacy Curriculum: Slow Librarianship as a Rejection of the Hegemony of Neoliberalism
- slow librarianship,
- information literacy,
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The one-shot library instruction model emphasizes skill training, which fits well into the transactional structure of higher education. Therefore, one-shots often perpetuate the status quo by focusing on individual skills rather than systemic barriers to information literacy. Slow librarianship radically counters these neoliberal values. This article provides a concrete model for how slow librarianship can empower librarians to develop a scaffolded series of information literacy sessions. The author explores how, rather than just a series of one-shots, these collaborative sessions provide space for librarians to journey with students by creating lesson plans which challenge racism and other biases.