Over the past three+ years that COVID-19 has changed everyday life across the globe, the entire world has been tasked with making sense of new, evolving, and often conflicting information, including public message that is often confusing and shaped by political agendas and interests. Dominant narratives about the COVID-19 pandemic illustrate of the complexities and importance of information literacy, and more specifically of critical information literacy, which asks us to interrogate the ways that power and social structure influence what information is created and circulated and how we interact with and respond to it as individuals and collectives. In this essay, I reflect on the evolution of information and narratives about the COVID-19 and ways that changing COVID narratives have influenced my thinking about and approaches to information literacy education.
Baer, Andrea, "Dominant COVID Narratives and Implications for Information and Media Literacy Education in the “Post-Pandemic” United States" (2023). In the Library With the Lead Pipe. https://rdw.rowan.edu/lib_scholarship/44
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