Critical librarianship asks the hows and whys of libraries, investigating the historical, cultural, social, economic, and political factors of policy and practice. It actively fights back against "business as usual" in our libraries when policy and practice perpetuates social oppression and advocates for positive social change.
Knowledge / Information for Development
Research on knowledge / information for development focuses on the provision, management, and use of knowledge with particular emphasis on the information needs and problems of developing countries.
Political economy of the information society
Research in this area explores the social, cultural, and political forces that shape global economic interactions.
This area encompasses work that advocates for social justice as a guiding principle for information professionals and institutions.