Sarah Hartman-Caverly interviews Mark Lenker, Teaching and Learning Librarian at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for ALA OIF Intellectual Freedom Blog on May 21, 2020. Lenker’s research reveals that open-mindedness is more an activity of
mind than a state of mind. In a conversation following his LOEX 2020
presentation, “Open-mindedness is an achievement: Prototyping a new
threshold concert for information literacy,” Lenker describes the habits
– and limits – of open-mindedness, the relationship between
open-mindedness and intellectual freedom, and how open-mindedness can be
integrated into information literacy instruction and other areas of
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