The institutionalising of IL
This chapter first undertakes a content analysis of a sample of IL literature published since 1990, in order to suggest that despite the range of potential approaches summarised in the last chapter, the field remains dominated by a perspective focused on higher education and competency-based approaches. This supports a conclusion that IL has become institutionalised within library and information science, and the academic library. This institutionalisation has damaged the development of IL, by neglecting community-based, intersubjective judgments about information, and maintaining a theory-practice gap.
Institutionalisation; academic libraries; standards; monologism; theory-practice gap
So far, this ...