Search Mastery Speaker Series: Ana Ndumu

Event Start Date: Monday, April 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Event End Date: Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Search Mastery as Critical Information Literacy: What LIS adds to the conversation

Dr. Ana Ndumu

Assistant Professor
University of Maryland
College of Information Studies

Search Mastery w/ Ana Ndumu

Critical Information Literacy (CIL) provides an orienting lens by which to theorize, teach, and apply search mastery. A response to normative, prescriptive approaches to information-seeking, CIL scrutinizes knowledge production and the information economy. Dr. Ndumu will explain connections between CIL and search mastery, and situate both within the broader Critical Librarianship or #CritLib movement.

Ana Ndumu (she/her) is an Assistant Professor who researches and teaches on immigrant information behavior and promoting racial representation within the library and information science (LIS) field. Her work explores the cross between social identity and information access. Dr. Ndumu was a UMD President’s Postdoctoral Fellow as well as a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Futures Fellow.

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