Annotated Bibliography of Publications By or About the Instruction Section: 1975 - Present

 

This bibliography is divided into two parts. The first part, Publications By the Section, lists items published by or sponsored by the Section. The second part, Publications About the Section, includes publications that were not sponsored by or published by the Section but are important because of their relationship to Section activities, projects, or programs. Annotations are excerpted from the source cited unless otherwise noted.

Publications By the Section

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2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979

Publications About the Section

2003 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
1990 | 1992 | 1993 | 1996 | 1999
1980 | 1983 | 1984 | 

Publications By the Section

2014

Suggests policies and best practices for IS committees starting their own Twitter accounts.

The publication serves to instruct and educate readers about topics relevant to library instruction, which are either timely or under-discussed, updated annually.

  • American Library Association. Association of College & Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Technology Committee. “Tips and Trends.” Updated 2014. http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswe...

    Introduces and discusses new, emerging, or even familiar technology which can be applied in the library instruction setting. Issues are published 4 times a year.
     
  • UNESCO. American Library Association. Association of College & Research Libraries. Instruction Section. UNESCO Publication Task Force. "English Language (USA)." Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide. Edited by Forest Woody Horton, Jr. 2014.

    Provides a suggested list of resources relevant to all types of libraries, published in English in the U.S.

2013

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. “Bibliography of Research Methods Texts.” 2007. Updated 2009, 2013. http://acrl.ala.org/is-research/

    Intended as a resource for librarians engaged in research, this selective bibliography reviews in-print research methods texts within LIS and the social sciences.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College & Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Information Literacy Best Practices Committee.  "ACRL IS ILBP: Evaluation Rubric." 2013. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/about/pubspolicy/ACRL-IS-ILBP%20Rubric%20Final%20March%202013.pdf

    This rubric is used by the Information Literacy Best Practices Committee (ILBP) to identify programs that exemplify categories of the “Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices.”
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College & Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Instruction for Diverse Populations Committee. “Multilingual Glossary of Terms.” Updated 2007, 2011, 2013. http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswe...

    A glossary of terms with definitions and a language table that presents the list of terms in seven languages.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College & Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Instruction for Diverse Populations Committee. "Library Instruction for Diverse Populations Bibliography.” Updated 2008, 2011, 2013. http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/diversebib

    A bibliography of resources about teaching diverse populations within college and university settings.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College & Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Instructional Technologies Committee. "Classroom Control Systems " 2003. Updated 2013. http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/Classroom_Control_Systems

    Classroom control systems provide various software and hardware options that allow instructors in networked classrooms to monitor and control students' workstations. This wiki provides reviews and compares features and functionality of a range of classroom control systems.
     
  • American Library Association.  Association of College & Research Libraries. Instruction Section.  Policy and Procedures Review Committee. "Publication Policies and Procedures Manual."  1989.  Updated 1993, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2013.  http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/about/pubspolicy

    Provides instructions and guidance for proposing and producing both formal and informal publications by Instruction Section committees.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College & Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Research and Scholarship Committee. “A Selective List of Journals on Teaching & Learning.” 2000. Updated 2007, 2010, 2013.http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/journalsteachinglearning

    Provides sources current awareness in general and disciplinary teaching and learning scholarship and suggested venues for publication outside of the literature of library and information science.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Research and Scholarship Committee. "Five Things You Should Read About." June 2009. Updated 2013. http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswe...

    The publication serves to instruct and educate readers about topics relevant to library instruction, which are either timely or underdiscussed, updated annually.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Teaching Methods Committee. 2004. Updated 2013. “The First-Year Experience and Academic Libraries: A Select, Annotated Bibliography.” http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/tmcfyebib

    The works cited represent an introduction to the literature describing the first-year student's experience with information literacy instruction, and to the various ways in which academic librarians have worked in collaboration with classroom faculty to integrate information literacy instruction into the first-year experience.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Teaching Methods Committee. 1999. Updated 2013. “Teaching & Learning Information Literacy Skills: Textbooks for Students & Books for Instruction Librarians.” http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/teachinglearning

    An annotated bibliography of information literacy books for students and librarians. Listed textbooks are suitable to use as an assigned textbook for a semester-long library/research skills course. In addition to textbooks for students, there are books listed to help someone design his or her own library/research skills course.

2012

  • American Library Association.  Association of College & Research Libraries. Instruction Section.  "Analyzing Your Instructional Environment: A Workbook." Accessed June 12, 2012. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/aie/aie.pdf 

    This workbook contains checklists and worksheets that guide the reader toward a systematic review and development of an institutional information literacy program.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College & Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Information Literacy Best Practices Committee. “Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline” 2003. Updated 2012. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/characteristics.

    Presents guidelines intended to articulate elements of exemplary information literacy programs for undergraduate students at four- and two-year institutions. A revision of the Characteristics was undertaken in 2008 and completed in 2012.  Substantive language changes were made in order to better represent the current state of information literacy at academic institutions.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section.  Professional Education Committee. "Library Instruction Courses Offered by Accredited Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies."  2005. Updated 2010, 2012.http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/IS/Library_Instruction_Courses.  

    Professional development resource identifying courses fully devoted to library instruction, information literacy, or user education offered by ALA accredited programs. The listing is alphabetic by institution and provides links to course descriptions and syllabi whenever possible.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Professional Education Committee. "Sponsors of Continuing Education Programs for Library Instruction."  2006. Updated 2010,  2012.http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/IS/Continuing_Education.

    Geographic listing of providers of continuing education programming relating to library instruction. Includes brief descriptions of the type of program offered by each sponsor as well as links to websites for these organizations. When possible links are provided to training, conference, or workshop calendar pages within the organizational website.
     
  • American Library Association.  Association of College and Research Libraries.  Instruction Section. “Multilingual Glossary.” 2008. Updated 2012.  http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/projpubs/multilingual.cfm

    This glossary provides an overview of library science terms and how they can be defined for ESL students.

 2011

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Policy Committee. "Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries." 2003. Updated 2011. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/guidelinesinstruction.cfm.

    Presents guidelines intended to "best assist academic and research librarians in preparing and developing effective instructional programs." A revision of guidelines created in 1996, this new publication presents information on instructional content and modes of instruction. The current Guidelines include sections on program design, human resources, and support of instruction programs.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Research and Scholarship Committee. “Research Agenda for Library Instruction and Information Literacy.” 1980. Updated 2002, 2011. www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/researchagendalibrary

2010

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Research and Scholarship Committee. "Bibliography of Citations Related to the Research Agenda for Library Instruction and Information Literacy."  2005. Updated March 2010.  http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/projpubs/bibcitations.cfm.

    Created as a supplement to the Research Agenda for Library Instruction and Information Literacy, this bibliography lists English-language publications that advance the profession's knowledge of issues related to learners, teaching, organizational context, and assessment. The bibliography was originally compiled from a search of the Library Literature database and indexes for other disciplines, and is updated regularly to include new publications.

2009

  • American Library Association. Association of  College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. “Bibliography of  Research Methods Texts.” 2007. Updated 2009. ( html) ( pdf) ( doc)

    Provides  information on research methods relevant to library and information science,  and is intended to complement the Research  Agenda for Library Instruction and Information Literacy.  This annotated bibliography  lists English language texts that are currently in print and that focus on  research methods in librarianship or the social sciences.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Research and Scholarship Committee. "Five Things You Should Read About." June 2009. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/projpubs/fivethings/index.cfm

    This publication serves to educate readers about topics relevant to library instruction.

2008

  • Christopher N. Cox and Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, Information Literacy Instruction Handbook (Chicago IL: ACRL, 2008).

    The Information Literacy Instruction Handbook is a great resource for librarians involved with information literacy and instruction.  It provides tools that would assist any librarian dealing with the challenges of information literacy instruction.
     
  • American Library Association.  Association of College and Research Libraries.  Instruction Section. Research and Scholarship Committee. “Bibliography of Citations Related to the Research Agenda for Library Instruction and Information Literacy.” 2007.  http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/projpubs/bibcitations.cfm

    This resource provides a list of citations of research that has been done in the areas of library instruction and information literacy.

2007

  • American Library Association.  Association of College and Research Libraries.  Instruction Section. Analysis of Instructional Environments Task Force. “Analysis of Instructional Environments.” 2007.

    The Analysis of Instructional Environments provides an overview of differing means to analyze library or information literacy instruction.
     
  • American Library Association.  Association of College and Research Libraries.  Instruction Section. Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee. "Information Literacy in the Disciplines." 2007.  http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/projpubs/infolitdisciplines/index.cfm

    Contains links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education. Each discipline is separated into two sections: 1) Standards or Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies & Professional Associations and 2) Curricula, Articles, and Presentations.
     
  • American Library Association.  Association of College and Research Libraries.  Instruction Section. Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians Task Force. "Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators." June 2007.http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/profstandards.cfm

     This document is intended to help instruction librarians define and gain the skills needed to be excellent teachers in library instruction programs and to foster collaborations necessary to create and improve information literacy programs.

2005

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Teaching Methods Committee. "Information Literacy in the Disciplines." 2005. http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/Information_literacy_in_the_disciplines.

    Bibliographies and links to materials relating to information literacy standards by academic discipline. Standards were identified by contacting individual accrediting agencies as well as academic and professional institutions. Includes bibliographies of curricula, relevant literature, and presentations that relate to information literacy in each discipline.

2004

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Education for Library Instructors Committee. “Bibliographic Instruction Bibliography: An Annotated List of Selected Resources.” 2004. http://web.archive.org/web/20050306113640/http://www.ala.org/ala/acrlbucket/is/publicationsacrl/bibliographic.htm
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Emerging Technologies in Instruction Committee. "Info Tech Tips and Trends." 2004. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/pubsproj/tipsandtrends/index.cfm.

    Quarterly online publication identifying new and/or innovative technologies related to library instruction. Hardware, software, and web-based programs are included.
     
  • Gresham, Keith, ed. Information Literacy and the Technological Transformation of Higher Education: Papers and Documents of the ACRL Instruction Section Think Tank III. Library Orientation Series, no. 36. Ann Arbor Mich. : Published for the ACRL Instruction Section by Pierian Press, 2004.

    The official record of the papers and discussion that were part of the Think Tank III working session and subsequent online forum. The Think Tank teamed leaders in the field of information literacy with leaders in the field of educational technology for day-long discussions and agenda-setting sessions focused on the information literacy movement's impact upon higher education. Contributors to the publication include Anne Agee, James Austin, Mark Donovan, Elizabeth Dupuis, Craig Gibson, Randy Hensley, Judith Swanson, Dane Ward, Margit Misangyi Watts, Karen Williams, and Anne Zald.

2003

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Emerging Technologies in Instruction Committee. PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online. 2003-present. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/pubsproj/primo/index.cfm.

    PRIMO allows for librarians to share online peer-reviewed instructional materials with one another. It includes the PRIMO database of instructional resources reviewed and selected by the Emerging Technologies in Instruction committee. A link is also included for librarians to nominate sites, plus the selection criteria the committee uses to pick the high quality resources.
     
  • -----. "Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries, approved 2003." College & Research Libraries News 64 (October 2003): 616-619.

    Presents guidelines intended to "best assist academic and research librarians in preparing and developing effective instructional programs." A revision of guidelines created in 1996, this new publication presents information on instructional content and modes of instruction. The current Guidelines includes sections on program design, human resources, and support of instruction programs.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Research and Scholarship Committee. "Research Agenda for Library Instruction and Information Literacy: The Updated Version." College & Research Libraries News 64 (February 2003): 108-113. Also available online at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/pubsproj/researchagendalibrary.cfm.

    Update of the 1980 Research Agenda which outlined areas of library instruction that merited exploration and research. The new Agenda continues this charge with an examination of current issues and practices relating to library instruction and information literacy. The Agenda is organized into four content areas for suggested research: Learners, Teaching, Organizational Context, and Assessment.
     
  • Howze, Philip C. and Dorothy M. Moore. "Measuring International Students' Understanding of Concepts Related to the Use of Library-Based Technology." Research Strategies 19 no. 1 (2003): 57-74.

    The IS Instruction for Diverse Populations Committee developed a multilingual glossary of terms related to the use of library-based technology. This study is a field test of the glossary.

2002

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Policy Committee. "Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries: A Final Draft." College & Research Libraries News 63 (November 2002): 732-735.

    Presents the final draft of the "Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries" prepared by the IS Policy Committee.
     
  • Bracken, James, James Harner, Helene Williams, and William Wortman, panelists. Teaching Literary Research: Challenges in a Changing Environment. A session recorded at the 121st annual conference of the American Library Association held June 13-19, 2002 , in Atlanta , GA. Cassette Recording No. ALA 211. Teach ‘Em Continuing Education, Palm Desert , CA , June 13-19, 2002 .

    A program sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries Literatures in English Section and Instruction Section. A session recorded at the 121st annual conference of the American Library Association held June 13-19, 2002 , in Atlanta , GA.
     
  • Shapiro, Nancy Sherman, keynote speaker, Martha Henn McCormick, James B. Young, and Kimberly B. Kelley, panelists. Building Premier Learning Communities: Strategies for Successful Library Involvement. A session recorded at the 121st annual conference of the American Library Association held June 13-19, 2002, in Atlanta, GA. Cassette Recording No. ALA 243. Teach ‘Em Continuing Education, Palm Desert, CA, June 13-19, 2002.

    A program sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section. A session recorded at the 121st annual conference of the American Library Association held June 13-19, 2002, in Atlanta, GA.

2001

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. "Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction: ACRL Guidelines." College & Research Libraries News 62 (April 2001): 416-428. Also available online at http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/objectivesinformation.cfm.

    This publication presents concrete objectives for academic librarians providing information literacy instruction. The objectives are tied to the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards which provide the content basis for the objectives. While the Competency Standards are intended to provide programmatic or institutional direction to librarians developing information literacy programs, the IS objectives are intended to provide guidance to librarians in the development of individual classes or specific teaching instances. Objectives were not written for all Competency Standards, just those that were most relevant to librarians and library instruction. Many of the objectives center on the need for evaluation of information at all stages of the research process.
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Teaching Methods Committee. "Tips for Developing Effective Web-Based Library Instruction." 2001-2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080622155002/www.ala.org/ala/acrlbucket/is/iscommittees/webpages/instructionaltechnologies/tips.cfm

    These tips discuss how to incorporate effective pedagogy into Web-based tutorials.
     
  • Hardesty, Larry, Sally Murphy, and Patricia Iannuzzi, speakers. Partners in Progress: Using Campus Partnerships to Promote Information Literacy. A session recorded at the 120th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 14-20, 2001, in San Francisco, CA. Cassette Recording No. ALA 126. Chicago, IL: Palm Desert, CA: Teach 'Em Continuing Education, 2001.

    A program sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section. A session recorded at the 120th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 14-20, 2001 , in San Francisco , CA .

2000

  • Hensley, Randy , Frances Jacobson, and Margit Misangyi Watts, speakers. Instruction for First-Year Students. A session recorded at the 119th annual conference of the American Library Association held July 6-12, 2000 in Chicago, IL. Cassette Recording No. ALA-030. Chicago, IL: Teach 'Em, 2000.

    A program sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section. A session recorded at the 119th annual conference of the American Library Association held July 6-12, 2000 in Chicago , IL .

1999

  • Abbott, Tom, Ann Bishop, Peggy Seiden, Cherri Leake, and Stephen Meyer, speakers. Nothing But Net: Understanding the Digital Library User. A session recorded at the 118th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 24-30, 1999 in New Orleans, LA. Cassette Recording No. ALA-933. Chicago, IL: Teach 'Em, 1999.

    A program sponsored by ACRL Instruction Section and Distance Learning Section at the 118th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 24-30, 1999 in New Orleans, LA.
     
  • Level, Allison and M. Kathleen Kern. "Information Literacy and the Technological Transformation of Higher Education." College & Research Libraries News 60 (October 1999): 751-754.

    Describes events and discussions at Think Tank III regarding future directions for information literacy initiatives in higher education. Papers and discussions incorporated themes regarding trends in technology, information literacy, and collaboration.

1998

  • Gradowski, Gail, Loanne Snavely, and Paula Dempsey, ed. Designs for Active Learning: A Sourcebook of Classroom Strategies for Information Education. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1998.

    This book highlights specific ways to encourage active learning during library instruction sessions. A variety of lesson plans are given in five broad areas including Basic Library Instruction, Searching Indexes and Online Catalogs, Search Strategies for the Research Process, Evaluation of Library Resources and Discipline-Oriented Instruction. The book also includes sample worksheets that can be incorporated into the individual sessions, and a disk with handouts, forms and teaching aids (Microsoft Word 6.0). It is a good resource for librarians who are new to instruction, but also can give the seasoned veterans new ideas to use in the classroom.

1997

  • American Library Association. Association of College & Research Libraries. Instruction Section. "Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries." College & Research Libraries 58 (April 1997): 264-266.

    These Guidelines were approved by the ACRL Board at Annual 1996 and replace the original 1977 "Guidelines for Bibliographic Instruction in Academic Libraries." The guidelines "do not delineate specific recommendations for types of programming" but "focus on the process and support procedures that should be used to make these decisions."

1996

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Instruction to Diverse Populations Committee. Multilingual Glossary. 1996 http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/pubsproj/multilingual.cfm.

    This table gives foreign language translations in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, and Spanish for many computer and library terms.
     
  • Avery, Chris and Kevin Ketchner. "Do Instruction Skills Impress Employers?" College & Research Libraries 57 (May 1996): 249-253.

    Several members of the IS Education for Bibliographic Instruction Committee conducted a pilot project to investigate the perceived importance of library instruction skills to employers and whether instruction experience or coursework is important in getting a job for which library instruction is a stated responsibility. Results indicate that library instruction is viewed as an important service and that employers do consider skills or instruction experience in the hiring process.
     
  • Clement, Hal, Richard Hudiburg, Nancy Dewald, Catherine Palmer, and Gail Griffith, speakers. Collaborative Solutions to Technostress: Libraries Lead the Way. A session recorded at the 115th annual conference of the American Library Association held July 4-10, 1996, in New York City, NY. Cassette Recording No. ALA-634. Chicago, IL: Teach 'Em, 1996.

    A program sponsored by IS, Library Instruction Round Table, and ALA New Members Round Table at the 115th annual conference of the American Library Association held July 4-10, 1996, in New York City.

1995

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. "Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries: Draft." College & Research Libraries News 56:11 (December 1995): 767-769.

    A proposed revision of the original 1977 "Guidelines for Bibliographic Instruction in Academic Libraries." "In 1993, after a survey of membership, it was determined that the "Guidelines" should be revised to reflect the maturation of instruction programs generally and, perhaps more importantly, the impact that new technologies and changing campus environments have had on instruction programming."
     
  • -----. Instruction Section Newsletter. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1995-present.  http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/newsletter

    Reflects the change of the name of the Section approved by the membership in June 1995. The newsletter continues to be published semiannually (after the Annual and Midwinter Conferences). Includes Vol. 12, no. 1 (1995)-present. Continues the Bibliographic Instruction Section Newsletter.

1994

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. BIS Task Force. "Strategic Options for Professional Education (SOPE): Final Report. 1994. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/pubsproj/strategicoptions.cfm.

    SOPE Task Force members formulated proposed action plans in response to three themes identified by the Task Force and by the BIS Executive Committee from listserv and email discussion, as well as brainstorming ideas from a BIS Midwinter 1992 Discussion Forum. This report includes the themes and recommendations.
     
  • McDermott, Mary Jane, Gerald Nosich, Kevin Roddy, Mary Ilene F. Rockman, and John Stachacz, speakers. A session recorded at the 113th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 23-30, 1994, in Miami Beach, FL. Beyond the F1 Key: Thinking and Teaching the Internet Within the Curriculum. Cassette Recording No. ALA-451. Chicago, IL: Teach 'Em, 1994.

    A program sponsored by ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section and College Libraries Section at the 113th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 23-30, 1994, in Miami Beach, FL.

1993

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Learning to Teach: Workshops on Instruction. Ellen Broidy, editor. Chicago: American Library Association, 1993.

    Nine modules cover the basics including clear, concise discussions of classroom techniques, new technologies, and instruction in a multicultural environment. This collection of workshops is designed to develop fundamental skills and addresses critical issues in library instruction. Contributors include Alison Armstrong, Joseph Diaz, Karen Downing, Esther Grassian, Claudette Hagle, Trudi Jacobson, Joan Kaplowitz, Larry L. Loeher, Lynn Westbrook, Christina J. Woo.
     
  • ----- . Sourcebook for Bibliographic Instruction. Katherine Branch and Carolyn Dusenbury, editors. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1993.

    "This book updates the Bibliographic Instruction Handbook ( ALA , 1979). Its content reflects the growth and development of bibliographic [instruction] services that have taken place during that time, but is more than simply an updated version. Unlike the Handbook, the Sourcebook is not prescriptive, but rather seeks to relate various possibilities and viewpoints so readers can come to informed decisions on their own . . . The Sourcebook fills the need for a single, organized collection of basic trends and themes which have shaped the field since the publication of the Handbook. . . an indispensable tool for experienced BI librarians . . . for students and educators interested in this area of library service, the Sourcebook is a splendid introduction."-- RQ. Contributors include Mignon S. Adams, Lori Arp, Esther Grassian, Randall Hensley, and Mary Ellen Litzinger.
     
  • Buchanan, Nancy, Howard L. Simmons, and Betsy Wilson, speakers. Coping with Chaos, Thriving on Change: Redefining Bibliographic Instruction. A session recorded at the 112th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 24- July 1, 1993, in New Orleans, LA. Cassette Recording No. ALA-340. Chicago, IL: Teach 'Em, 1993.

    A program sponsored by ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section at the 112th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 24- July 1, 1993 , in New Orleans , LA.

1992

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. The Evolving Educational Mission of the Library. Betsy Baker, Mary Ellen Litzinger, Randall Hensley, and Beth Sandore, eds. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1992.

    "Although this collection of essays is a product of the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section's second Think Tank, which preceded the 1989 ALA conference, it is more than a proceedings volume, for the essays reflect the authors' thoughts as they developed after discussion at the Think Tank."-- Journal of Academic Librarianship. Contributors include William Coons, Elizabeth Frick, Martha L. Hale, Donald Kenney, William Miller, Maureen Pastine, Hannelore Rader, James Shedlock, Linda Wilson, and Lizabeth A. Wilson.

1991

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Read This First: An Owner's Guide to the New Model Statement of Objectives for Academic Bibliographic Instruction. Carolyn Dusenbury, Monica Fusich, Kathleen Kenny, and Beth Woodard, eds. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1991.

    "The drafters of the New Model Statement of Objectives for Academic Bibliographic Instruction understood that the document needed exposure and promotion in the user community. Read This First brings together papers and poster sessions from the ACRL-BIS 1990 conference program ("Access to the Model Statement") that was designed to bring the Model Statement out of the committee rooms and into the minds and hands of practicing instruction librarians. The theoretical framework provided in the introduction by Cerise Oberman and the analysis by Mary Ellen Litzinger, together with the text of the Model Statement itself, offer the best total presentation of the document I have seen." -- Research Strategies ". . . the MSO [model statement of objectives] may serve as a checklist in evaluating BI programs, developing educational goals when determining new programs, and determining whether such goals are being achieved."-- Library Journal

     
  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Emerging Technologies in Instruction Committee. "Teaching Methods for End-User Searching: A Checklist for Planning." College & Research Libraries News 52 (July/August 1991): 431-436.

    "The checklist presented. . .has been two or three years in the writing and publishing. . .The checklist originated with discussions in the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section Computer Concerns Committee (now the Emerging Technologies in Instruction Committee) regarding methods of teaching end-users to search online databases, such as BRS and DIALOG--a practice which was still fairly unique at the time, particularly outside of special libraries. . .it remains as serviceable a guide for planning instruction for CD-ROMs and online catalogs as for other types of online access." Committee members who helped develop this document include David King, Nancy H. Allen, Melanie A. Dodson, Donna P. Hitchings, Irene W. Hurlbert, Geraldine L. Hutchins, Cynthia H. Roberts, and Gary Handman.
     
  • White, Herbert S., Carolyn Palmer, and Lori L. Arp, speakers. Technology as a Barrier to Information Literacy: Implications for Bibliographic Instruction. A session recorded at the 100th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 28th- July 4th, 1991, in Atlanta, GA. Cassette Recording No. LA91058a-b. Ballwin, MO: ACTS, 1991.

    A program sponsored by ACRL Instruction Section at the 100th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 28th- July 4th, 1991, in Atlanta, GA.

1990

  • Sager, Rochelle. "A Strategic Plan for BIS." College & Research Libraries News 51 (September 1990): 775-778.

    This article explains how the Section developed its first strategic plan during 1987-1989 and describes the role played by the ad hoc committee in establishing a new Planning Committee. The 1989 BIS Strategic Plan is reprinted. Members of the original ad hoc Planning Task Force included Ree DeDonato, Jack Forman, Sharon B. Mader, David J. Martin, Judith M. Pask, Harvey Sager, Jean A. Smith, and Beth A. Kremer.

1989

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Library Instruction Clearinghouses: A Directory, 1989. Updated and revised by Terresa B. Mensching. Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries, 1989.

    This directory represents the fifth revision and update to the original 1978 clearinghouse directory previously revised in 1984.
     
  • Baker, Betsy, Beth A. Sandore, and Mary Ellen Larson. "Educational Roles for Academic Libraries." College & Research Libraries News 50 (December 1989): 984-988.

    Prepared by the BIS Think Tank Steering Committee (Betsy Baker, chair, Beth Sandore, Mary Ellen Larson, and Randy Hensley). A report on the ACRL/BIS Think Tank II held in Dallas on June 22-24, 1989 . "Some of the issues raised in the Think Tank will certainly benefit from a broader forum within the Bibliographic Instruction Section. To bring others into the discussion, the ACRL BIS Continuing Education Committee is sponsoring a discussion forum entitled, 'Information Literacy or Bibliographic Instruction: Semantics or Philosophy?' at the Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, January 1990."

1998

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Computer Concerns Committee. "Academic End-Users and Online Searching: Library Services and Instruction 1984-1986." In Library Instruction Conference (14th: 1986 Eastern Michigan University ) Bibliographic Instruction and Computer Database Searching. Pierian Press, 1988, p. 165-166.

    A twenty-six item bibliography contributed to the 1986 LOEX proceedings.

1987

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. "Model Statement of Objectives for Academic Bibliographic Instruction: Draft Revision." College & Research Libraries News 48 (May 1987): 256-261.

    Prepared by the ACRL/BIS Task Force on Model Statement of Objectives (Lori Arp, chair; Barbara Beaton, Joseph Boissé, Julie Czisny, David Ginn, Roland Person, Jan Rice, and Beth Woodard). The article presents a proposed revision of the 1979 Model Statement. "While the document draws on the 1979 statement, its scope has been expanded to encompass not only undergraduate instruction needs, but other user groups within academic libraries. It also differs from its predecessor in that its focus is on the conceptual processes of using information, rather than on tool specific or institution specific detail."
     
  • Kristensen, Eric, Virginia Tiefel, and Patricia Breivik, speakers. Learning to Teach: Promoting Quality in Bibliographic Instruction. A session recorded at the 106th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 27- July 2, 1987, in San Francisco, CA. Cassette Recording No. LA8734a-b. Ballwin, MO: ACTS, 1987.

    A program sponsored by ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section. A session recorded at the 106th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 27- July 2, 1987, in San Francisco, CA.

1986

  • Organizing and Managing a Library Instruction Program: Checklists. Revised Edition. 1986. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, Center for Social Organization of Schools. ERIC ED 294596.

    A revision by the BIS Continuing Education Committee of the 1979 Checklists originally developed by Anne F. Roberts. The original twelve checklists are reduced to seven: (1) preliminary planning; (2) developing goals and objectives; (3) gaining and maintaining support from within and outside the library; (4) administering the program; (5) instructional methods and materials; (6) instructor training; (7) evaluating the program.
     
  • Stoffle, Carla, Patricia D. Arnott, and Thomas T. Surprenant, speakers. Bibliographic Instruction for the Future: A Critical Look as We Leap. A session recorded at the 105th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 29, 1986, in New York City, NY. Cassette Recording No. 86107-410. Elkridge , MD : Eastern Audio Associates, 1986.

    A program sponsored by the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section at the 105th annual conference of the American Library Association held June 29, 1986 , in New York City .

1985

  • Welch, Brigid, Brian Nielsen, Betsy Baker, and William Miller, speakers. Educating Users of Online Catalogs.A session recorded at the 104th annual conference of the American Library Association Conference held July 9, 1985 in Chicago, IL. Cassette Recording Nos. 85107-691, 85107-692. Elkridge , MD : Eastern Audio Associates, 1985.

    A program sponsored by the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section at the 104th annual conference of the American Library Association Conference held July 9, 1985 in Chicago .

1984

  • American Library Association. Association of College & Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Clearinghouse Committee. The Bibliographic Instruction Clearinghouse: A Practical Guide. Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries, 1984.

    "Much more than a directory of national and state BI clearinghouses, this publication includes six separate essays on various aspects of BI information sharing. . .All of the papers discuss clearinghouse functions, suggest ways of gathering and analyzing data about BI activities, and offer practical advice to anyone wishing to start such an exchange service. . .This is a task well conceived and well done by the BIS Clearinghouse Committee. As a thorough answer to a key and perennial BI question--'How do I find out what other people are doing?'--this gathering is an essential item for any BI collection." -- Research Strategies. Contributors include Claudette S. Hagle ("Clearinghouse Organization and Affiliation"), Kathleen Coleman ("Surveys and Directories of Bibliographic Instruction Programs"), Karen B. Williams and Barbara J. Wittkopf ("Planning a Bibliographic Instruction Workshop"), Donald Kenney ("Publishing a Clearinghouse Newsletter"), Carolyn Kirkendall ("Marketing a Bibliographic Instruction Clearinghouse: Publicity, Promotion, and Public Relations").
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College & Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Cooperation Committee. "Working with Associations: A Tip Sheet." College & Research Libraries News 45 (May 1984): 240-241.

    Prepared by the BIS Cooperation Committee (Jane Rosenberg, chair; Mary Ellen Davis, Elizabeth Sibley, John W. Collins, David J. Norden, Sandra Ready, Roland Person, and Beth Shapiro). "Members of the committee have composed the following list of tips for those who are interested in becoming involved in professional organizations."
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College & Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Research Committee. "Dissertations in Bibliographic Instruction." Research Strategies 2 (Summer 1984): 149-152.

    The BIS Research Committee identified 68 doctoral dissertations relating to bibliographic instruction dating back to 1929. This portion of the bibliography includes 25 dissertations produced from 1978-1983. John Collins and Katherine Branch conducted the literature search in June 1983. Includes Anne F. Roberts' 1982 dissertation, "Library Instruction for Librarians" (SUNY Albany).
     
  • ----- . "Dissertations in Bibliographic Instruction." Research Strategies 2 (Fall 1984): 202-207.

    The second part of the bibliography includes 43 dissertations relating to bibliographic instruction produced between 1929 and 1978. Includes Patricia Senn Breivik's 1974 dissertation, "Effects of Library-Based Instruction in the Academic Success of Disadvantaged College Freshmen" ( Columbia University ).
     
  • BIS Newsletter: The Newsletter of the ACRL/Bibliographic Instruction Section. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries. 1984-1995.

    The newsletter was published semiannually (after the Annual and Midwinter Conferences). Includes Vol. 1, no. 1 (spring 1984) through Vol. 12, no. 1 (spring 1995). Continued by the Instruction Section Newsletter.
     
  • Boisse, Joseph, Millicent Abell, Charles McClure, and Maureen Pastine, speakers. Bibliographic Instruction: A Catalyst for Change. A session recorded at the 103rd annual conference of the American Library Association Conference held June 26, 1984 in Dallas, TX. Cassette Recording Nos. ALA : 8417-731--733. Columbia , MD : Eastern Audio Associations, 1984.

    A program sponsored by the BIS at the 103rd annual conference of the American Library Association Conference held June 26, 1984 in Dallas , TX .

1983

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Evaluating Bibliographic Instruction: A Handbook. Chicago: American Library Association, 1983.

    "This handbook, compiled by the Bibliographic Instruction Section, will be a useful guide to evaluation for instruction librarians. Although the library literature is filled with references to evaluation, most are reports from specific projects at individual institutions. Evaluating Bibliographic Instruction provides a more general overview of evaluation techniques, primarily from education and other social sciences, that can then be applied to instruction programs. Indeed it will be of great assistance to instruction librarians who want to design an evaluation, but are unfamiliar with measurement techniques." -- Research Strategies. Contributors include David King ("Evaluation and Its Uses"), Virginia Tiefel ("Evaluating in Terms of Established Goals and Objectives"), Mignon Adams ("Data Gathering Instruments"), T. Mark Morey and Jacqueline Reihman ("Data Management and Statistical Analysis"), Bonnie Gratch ("Design Designs Appropriate for Bibliographic Instruction"), and Richard Werking.
     
  • ----- . " Evaluating Bibliographic Instruction: A Handbook." College & Research Libraries News (September 1983): 271-273.

    Reprint of the contents, preface, and introduction from the Handbook.

     
  • Atkinson, Ross, ed. Back to the Books: Bibliographic Instruction and the Theory of Information Sources: Papers Presented at the 101st Annual Conference of the American Library Association, ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association, 1983. ERIC ED 294596

    This collection of four papers on the applicability of bibliographic theory to bibliographic instruction is introduced by Ross Atkinson, who sees a shift away from political and pedagogical concerns in bibliographic instruction. Includes papers by Patrick Wilson ("Pragmatic Bibliography"), Frances L. Hopkins ("Bibliographic Instruction as a Liberal Art: An Application of Patrick Wilson's Theory of Pragmatic Bibliography"), Conrad H. Rawski ("On the Nature of Literatures: A Synergetic Attempt"), and Thomas Kirk ("Shaping a Bibliographic Instruction Program for Undergraduate Science Students: Applications of a Model of the Structure of Scientific Literature"). Bibliography includes 123 items.
     
  • Howorth, Lisa and Donald J. Kenney. "Education for Bibliographic Instruction: A Syllabi Project." College & Research Libraries News 44 (November 1983): 379-380.

    Describes a project of the Education for Bibliographic Instruction Committee to identify library schools that had incorporated bibliographic instruction into their curriculum; collect syllabi, course outlines, and other materials from these courses; and analyze the materials for common elements. The article describes elements common to many courses, as well as unique approaches, and emphasizes that further analysis is to be done in the project.

1982

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. "Academic Bibliographic Instruction: Model Statement of Objectives." In Anne F. Roberts, Library Instruction for Librarians. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1982, pp. 113-119.

    Reprinted by permission of the American Library Association from the Bibliographic Instruction Handbook, by the Policy and Planning Committee, Bibliographic Instruction Section, Association of College and Research Libraries (Chicago: ACRL, 1977), pp. 36-45.
     
  • ----- . "Guidelines for Bibliographic Instruction in Academic Libraries." In Anne F. Roberts, Library Instruction for Librarians. Libraries Unlimited, 1982, pp. 111-112.

    The 1977 "Guidelines" are reprinted by permission of ACRL from College & Research Libraries News.

1981

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. "Think Tank Recommendations for Bibliographic Instruction." College & Research Libraries News 42 (December 1981): 394-398.

    The results of the 1981 ALA San Francisco BIS Preconference, "Premises, Problems, Promises: Views and Approaches to Bibliographic Instruction," a think tank of instruction librarians organized to discuss the present state and future directions of bibliographic instruction. A series of recommendations for the "second generation" of bibliographic instruction librarians prepared by the "first generation" (including Paula Walker, Anne Roberts, Brian Nielsen, Donald Kenney, Frances Hopkins, Joanne Euster). "There are two recurring themes . . . 1) building bridges--to the rest of the profession, to the larger academic community, and the library schools--and 2) consolidating the discipline by fostering research, publication, critical analysis, and development of an underlying pedagogy of bibliographic instruction."
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Committee on Cooperation. Clearinghouse Subcommittee. Library Instruction Clearinghouses, 1981: A Directory. Barbara J. Wittkopf, editor. Gainesville, FL: American Library Association, 1981.

    "This directory revises and updates a 1980 publication, compiled by Mary Huston-Miyamoto, Library Instruction Clearinghouses, Depositories, and Publications."
     
  • Beaubien, Anne K. Bibliographic Instruction Within the Library and Discipline Associations: A Survey of Contact Persons and Committees. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, Center for Social Organization of Schools. ERIC ED 175468.

    The ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section Committee on Cooperation devised questionnaires which were sent to library and professional associations in various academic disciplines to identify existing groups concerned with bibliographic instruction. Based on the findings, the Subcommittee on Professional Organizations should concentrate on communication and cooperation within ACRL and ALA , initiating contact with discipline associations and establishing a joint committee with SLA .
     
  • Oberman-Soroka, Cerise. Petals Around a Rose: Abstract Reasoning and Bibliographic Instruction: A Paper. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1981.

    Paper presented by Cerise Oberman in the 1980 program "Learning Theory in Action: Applications in Bibliographic Instruction" sponsored by the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section and the Community and Junior College Libraries Sections at the ALA Conference.
     
  • Nielsen, Brian, Kristin McDonough, and Nancy Fjallbrant, speakers. Will Bibliographic Instruction Survive the Online Age?A session recorded at the 100th annual conference of the American Library Association Conference held on June 28, 1981 in San Francisco, CA. Chicago: American Library Association, 1981.

    A program sponsored by the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section at the 100th annual conference of the American Library Association Conference held on June 28, 1981 in San Francisco .

1980

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Research Committee. "Research Agenda for Bibliographic Instruction." College & Research Libraries News 41 (4) (April 1980): 94-95.

1979

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Continuing Education Committee. Organizing and Managing a Library Instruction Program: Checklists. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1979.

    Checklists originally presented by Anne F. Roberts at the ALA ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section Preconference (Dallas, Texas, June 21-23, 1979). The twelve checklists cover all aspects of the academic library instruction program and are also included in Library Instruction for Librarians (Libraries Unlimited, 1982), pp. 129-155 and are available through the ERIC Clearinghouse (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 176731).
     
  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Policy and Planning Committee. Bibliographic Instruction Handbook. Chicago: American Library Association, 1979.

    Prepared by the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Task Force (1971-1977) and the Policy and Planning Committee of the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section (1977-1979). Presents needs assessment, administrative considerations, model program timetable, model statement of objectives, modes of instruction, glossary of bibliographic instruction terms, pathfinder on bibliographic instruction, and an evaluation sheet.
     
  • Roberts, Anne F. Organizing and Managing a Library Instruction Program: Checklists. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, Center for Social Organization of Schools, 1979. ERIC ED 176731.

    Presented at the Bibliographic Instruction Section Preconference (Dallas, Texas, June 21-23, 1979). The twelve checklists cover all aspects of the academic library instruction program and are also included in Library Instruction for Librarians (Libraries Unlimited, 1982), pp. 129-155.

1978

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Section. Committee on Cooperation. List of Library Instruction Clearinghouses, Directories and Newsletters. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1978.

    Compiled by William Prince, Linda Lester, and James Ward; Carolyn Dusenbury, committee chair. This work grows out of the charge to the Ad Hoc Committee on Bibliographic Instruction to "consider the possibility of establishing a clearinghouse for information on instructional programs currently in operation." Although the Section discarded the idea of maintaining a clearinghouse, it did publish a clearinghouse directory that went through five revisions up through 1989.
     
  • Guskin, Alan, Jeane Netherton, Robert Holland, Lorna Marsden, Peter Spyers-Duran, Anne Roberts, and David Laird, speakers. The Politics of Library Instruction. A session recorded at the 97th annual conference of the American Library Association Conference held June 27, 1978 in Chicago, IL. Chicago, IL.: Cebar Communications, 1978.

    A program sponsored by the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section. A session recorded at the 97th annual conference of the American Library Association Conference held June 27, 1978 in Chicago .

1977

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Task Force. "Guidelines for Bibliographic Instruction in Academic Libraries." College & Research Libraries News 38 (April 1977): 92.

    The ACRL Board of Directors approved the guidelines as policy on January 31, 1977.

1976

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Task Force. "Draft Guidelines for Bibliographic Instruction in Academic Libraries." College & Research Libraries News 37 (December 1976): 301.

    This draft was to be considered by the ACRL Board of Directors at its January 1977 Midwinter meeting. "The task force believes this statement is an accurate reflection of the essential ingredients for an excellent program of bibliographic instruction."

1975

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Bibliographic Instruction Task Force. "Toward Guidelines for Bibliographic Instruction in Academic Libraries." College & Research Libraries News 36 (May 1975): 137-170.

    The ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Task Force (Thomas Kirk, chair; Elizabeth Butler, Juan R. Freudenthal, Stefania A. Koren, Anne B. Passarelli, Hannelore B. Rader, Dennis E. Robison, and Sara Lou Whildin) published drafts of the first "guidelines for bibliographic instruction" as well as a model statement of behavioral objectives for bibliographic instruction.

Publications About the Section

2009

  • ACRL Instruction Section issues diversity materials." College & Research Libraries News 70, no. 8 (September 2009),   http://crln.acrl.org/content/70/8/434.full.pdf+html

    The article features the 2009 versions of the "Multilingual Glossary" and "Library Instruction for Diverse Populations Bibliography by the Association of College & Research Libraries" and released in the U.S. "Multilingual Glossary" contains terminology and definitions for library terms while "Library Instruction for Diverse Populations Bibliography by the Association of College & Research Libraries" addresses instructional issues and techniques for various student groups in the country.

2008

  • Free, David. "Calling all instruction librarians!." College & Research Libraries News 69, no. 5 (May 2008),  http://crln.acrl.org/content/69/5/250.full.pdf+html

    The article provides information on the new mentoring program which will be launched by the Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section. The target of the program are academic librarians who are interested in information literacy instruction and improving their teaching skills. The mentoring program aims to contribute to the professional development of these academic librarians. Opportunities for learning, networking and exchange of ideas are provided through a forum under the program.
     
  • Pfander, Jeanne L. "The right to information literacy in the information Age." College & Research Libraries News 69, no. 8 (September 2008),  http://crln.acrl.org/content/69/8/442.full.pdf+html

    Information about the conference titled "Is There a Right to Information Literacy? Academy Responsibility in the Information Age" sponsored by the Committee on Ethics program by ACRL and cosponsored by the Instruction Section is presented. The topics focused on information literacy, which includes putting it as part of the government policy, the responsibility for information literacy, and portraying information literacy as a human right. Speakers include Penny Beile and Lori Roth.

2007

  • Standards for proficiencies for instruction librarians and coordinators: Approved by the ACRL board, June 24, 2007. 2007. College & Research Libraries News 68, (9) (October): 570-5.

    This article deals with the forum held by the Association of College and Research Libraries about digital gaming in library instruction on January 20, 2007. The discussion was led by Robin Ewing, circulation coordinator at Saint Cloud University, and Justine Martin, instruction coordinator at Minnesota State University. A 2003 survey by Pew Internet and American Life Project, cited by the speakers, revealed that majority of college students reported playing digital games, which suggests that these students are also risk takers who like being engaged in data and are highly motivated to succeed.
     
  • Cox, Christopher. 2007. Digital gaming in library instruction, a report on ACRL Instruction Section, current issue digest, and discussion forum, ALA Midwinter meeting. Library Hi Tech News 24, (3) (04): 10-.

    The article notes an update to the online publication "A Bibliography of Citations Related to the Research Agenda for Library Instruction and Information Literacy," from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section, available at: www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/pubsproj/bibcitations.cfm
     
  • Free, David. 2008. In the news. College & Research Libraries News 69, (3) (March): 129-33.

    The article announces publication of "A Bibliography of Research Methods Texts," from the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) Instruction Section's Research and Scholarship Committee. The publication is intended to complement the "Research Agenda for Library Instruction and Information Literacy." The publication includes reviews written by committee members and citations for other published reviews.
     
  • Orphan, Stephanie. 2007. News from the field. College & Research Libraries News 68, (2) (February): 70-3.
    The article discusses proficiency standards for instruction librarians and coordinators at academic libraries. The authors suggest instruction librarians and coordinators should possess administrative skills to communicate goals and document instructional activities and assessment skills to evaluate student learning and teaching methods. They comment on the need for curriculum knowledge to understand the library's role in assisting students with assignments and planning skills to design presentations and align instruction with campus goals.

2003

  • American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section. Research and Scholarship Committee . "Research Agenda for Library Instruction and Information Literacy." Library & Information Science Research 25 (December 2003): 479-487.

    Reprint of the February 2003 College & Research Libraries News article listed above. An editorial note accompanying the reprint encourages an international audience to further investigate the Agenda and recommends librarians also consult the publication, Developing Research & Communication Skills: Guidelines for Information Literacy in the Curriculum, published by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 2003.
     
  • Becher, Melissa, and Jean Caspers. "Research Agenda for Library Instruction and Information Literacy." College & Research Libraries News 64, no. 6 (November 2003): 428-429.

    Editorial on the update of the 1980 Research Agenda which outlined areas of library instruction that merited exploration and research. The new Agenda continues this charge with an examination of current issues and practices relating to library instruction and information literacy. The Agenda is organized into four content areas for suggested research: Learners, Teaching, Organizational Context, and Assessment.
     
  • Janicke-Hinchliffe, Lisa. "The Gift of a Research Agenda ." Research Strategies 19 no. 2 (2003): 75-83.

    Introduces and reprints the Research Agenda for Library Instruction and Information Literacy.
     
  • Mika, Joseph. Editorial. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 44 (Summer/Fall 2003): 207.

    A brief editorial encouraging readers to consult the newly published Research Agenda for Library Instruction and Information Literacy, produced by the IS Research and Scholarship Committee. The editorial identifies the primary purpose of the Agenda as providing a framework for ..."encourag[ing] researchers and practitioners to undertake new areas of study and to revisit past research with new perspectives."
     
  • Rockman, Ilene F. "What is your research agenda?" Reference Services Review 31 no. 4 (2003): 305-6.

    Promotes the notion that academic librarians use their daily work as a springboard for applied research studies to advance the mission, goals, services, and programs of their higher education institutions.

1999

  • Davis, Mary Ellen. "ACRL Instruction Section Tries Out Virtual Committees." College & Research Libraries News 60 (July/August 1999): 521.

    "The Learning to Teach Virtual Task Force of ACRL’s Instruction Section pioneered the use of course design software for virtual conferencing, including online monthly discussions, group editing, scheduling, decision-making, and conference planning. The Task Force, charged with evaluating the feasibility of working electronically, selected WebCT for its committee work. Committee members made extensive use of the chatroom for scheduled meetings and the bulletin board for extended discussion and comment on detailed topics."
     
  • Fusich, Monica. "ACRL Task Force Uses Courseware to Meet Year-Round." American Libraries 30 (June/July 1999): 10.

    The Learning to Teach Virtual Task Force was the first ALA committee to experiment with the use of course-design software for virtual conferencing for real-time monthly meetings, group editing, scheduling, decision-making, and conference planning throughout the year. Discussion includes uses of chatroom and bulletin boards, workload, and convenience.
     
  • Kirk, T.G. "Course-Related Bibliographic Instruction in the 1990s ." Reference Services Review 27 no.3 (1999): 235-41.

    Discusses the history and development of the library instruction movement and of the Instruction Section. Reflects on the context, content, methods and terminology of course-related instruction over the past 25 years.

1996

  • Davis, Mary E. "ACRL Instruction Section Unveils Web Site." College & Research Libraries 57 (May 1996): 280.

    Press release describing the Instruction Section web site debut in January 1996.
     
  • Weissinger, N. J. and J.P. Edwards. " Online Resources for Internet Trainers." Library Personnel News 10 (March/April 1996): 2-5.

    Describes a site created by the Coalition for Networked Information and ACRL IS to house a virtual collection of Internet user education and training materials.

1993

  • Shonrock, Diana D. and Craig Mulder. "Instruction Librarians: Acquiring the Proficiencies Critical to Their Work." College & Research Libraries 54 (March 1993): 137-149.

    Research based on the 1988 survey designed and conducted by the ACRL BIS Education for Bibliographic Instruction Committee to identify the required proficiencies of instruction librarians. "In an initial survey of members of the Bibliographic Instruction Section . . . respondents evaluated the importance of eighty-four bibliographic instruction skills in thirteen categories." This work served as a basis for the authors' second survey discussed in the article.

1992

  • Newby, Jill. "A Career in BI: Dead End or Stepping Stone?" College & Research Libraries News 53 (March 1992): 178.

    Short summary of the 1992 Bibliographic Instruction Section Discussion Forum sponsored by the Continuing Education Committee at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago . Discussion starters included Evan Farber, Karen Williams, and Bill Miller.
     
  • White, Herbert S. "Bibliographic Instruction, Information Literacy, and Information Empowerment." Library Journal 117 (January 1992): 76-78.

    A follow-up piece to White's presentation at the 1991 Bibliographic Instruction Section conference program ("Technology as a Barrier to Information Literacy: Implications for Bibliographic Instruction") at the ALA conference in Atlanta in which he writes, "the definition of the BI field offered at the 1991 conference by panelist Lori Arp is one with which I feel quite comfortable: 'the contextual transmission of the conceptual foundation and organization of information sources and systems through a variety of communication methods.'"

1990

  • Jacobson, Trudi. "Read This First." Technicalities 10 (July 1990): 7-8.

    Summarizes the 1990 ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section program ("Read This First: An Owner's Guide to the BI Model Statement of Objectives") in Chicago . The program provided an intensive introduction to the new Model Statement, including its content, purpose, audience, and focus. Briefly describes two applications of the Model Statement.

1989

  • Shonrock, Diana D. "Invisible Users/Visible Technology." Technicalities 10 (January 1990): 10-11.

    Provides a concise summary of the 1989 Bibliographic Instruction Section conference program ("Invisible Users/Visible Technology: BI Beyond the Library") at the ALA conference in Dallas . The program focused on library users who no longer come into the library because of new technology. Three keynote presentations described some common problems experienced by these "invisible users," and the challenges which these problems, as well as limitations in the application of current technology, present to librarians. Outlines future roles for instruction librarians as well as future trends in the changing technology, including hardware and software trends. Refers to the need to develop a flexible and variegated teaching model for instruction. One other conclusion: system design and instruction must converge.

1987

  • Bibliographic Instruction: The Second Generation. Edited by Constance A. Mellon. Littleton, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 1987.

    This book is an outgrowth of the 1981 Think Tank. "The book uses as a framework key issues identified by the 'Think Tank on Bibliographic Instruction,' a preconference activity held in conjunction with the 1981 Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and discusses, in its fifteen chapters, the current state of bibliographic instruction, its philosophies and theories, and its probable future . . . Among the authors who were selected to represent the 'First Generation' of instruction, one finds the current and many past chairs of the Bibliographic Instruction Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries." Contributors include Betsy Baker, Anne K. Beaubien, Joseph A. Boisse, Joanne R. Euster, Donald J. Kenney, David King, Thomas G. Kirk, Carolyn Kirkendall, Constance A. Mellon, Maureen Pastine, and Sharon J. Rogers. Norman Stevens considered the book a "timely and much needed attempt by twenty-two acknowledged leaders . . . to assess where bibliographic instruction now stands as a well-established library service and to provide direction for its future growth and development." ( Wilson Library Bulletin, October 1987, p. 75).
     
  • Larson, Mary Ellen and Ellen Meltzer. "Education for Bibliographic Instruction." Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 28 (1987): 9-16.

    In 1984 the ACRL BIS Education for Bibliographic Instruction Committee surveyed ALA-accredited library schools to determine how many offered a separate course in bibliographic instruction. That study and similar research are discussed in this article.

1984

  • Hart, James. W. "Continuing Education Update." College & Research Libraries News 45 (May 1984): 236-237.

    ACRL's BI workshops funded by the 1982 J. Morris Jones Award received high praise. "The BIS Continuing Education Committee divided the $5,000 awarded into eight equal grants and held its own contest. . . Eight state and regional library associations won grants of $625." Winning workshop proposals were received from Cerise Oberman and Mark Schlesinger ("Can Bibliographic Instruction Teach Students to Think?"); Anne Lipow ("Library Instruction for Faculty and Graduate Students"); Joan Ormondroyd ("Teaching Librarians to Teach"), Mary Reichel ("Conceptual Frameworks for Bibliographic Instruction"), and Sharon Hogan, Anne Beaubien, and Mary George ("The One Hour Stand"). "We hope that the Bibliographic Instruction Section will find justification in the evaluation reports from all the grant recipients to enable this grant program to be repeated."

1983

  • Euster, Joanne. R., ed. "Reactions to the Think Tank Recommendations: A Symposium." Journal of Academic Librarianship 9 (March 1983): 4-14.

    At the 1981 ALA San Francisco BIS Preconference, "Premises, Problems, Promises: Views and Approaches to Bibliographic Instruction," a Think Tank of instruction librarians was organized to discuss the present state and future directions of bibliographic instruction. Specific recommendations inspired discussion and controversy. This piece includes responses and commentaries by David W. Lewis, C. Paul Vincent, Donald J. Kenney, Joseph Rosenblum, Mary Reichel, Joseph Boissé, Elizabeth Frick, Janice T. Koyama, and Joanne R. Euster.
     
  • Kendrick, Brent L. "Bibliographic Instruction/Science and Technology Sections." Library of Congress Information Bulletin 42 ( August 29, 1983): 291-292.

    Summarizes the 1983 ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section program ("The Research Process: Implications for Bibliographic Instruction") at the ALA conference in Los Angeles. The program featured Michael A. Mullin, Keith Russell, and David King exploring topics such as methods for knowledge creation in the humanities, research strategies of scientists, and differences in research methodology between humanities scholars and scientists.

1980

  • Eldredge, Jon. "ACRL's Bibliographic Instruction Preconference in Dallas." College & Research Libraries News 41 (February 1980): 33.

    Report on a three-day preconference, "Tools, Techniques, and Tactics: Six Workshops," sponsored by BIS in Dallas prior to the 1979 ALA Conference in June. The preconference was attended by one hundred librarians. "The most impressive feature of this workshop was its thoroughness. It laid out a theoretical framework for library instruction and added practical considerations where necessary. . . the BIS preconference gave me the preparation I needed to face my first instructional session with confidence."
     
  • Levine, Robyn. "Bibliographic Instruction and the Community and Junior College Sections: Learning Theory in Action: Applications in Bibliographic Instruction." Library of Congress Information Bulletin 39 (September 26, 1980): 381-382.

    Summarizes the conference program ("Learning Theory in Action: Application to Bibliographic Instruction") cosponsored by the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction and Community and Junior College Library Sections at the 1980 ALA conference in New York City . The program featured Sharon Rogers and Cerise Oberman. Rogers discussed two extreme types of learning theory, approached from four different perspectives, and summarized to general theories of teaching. Oberman talked about a flexible learning process in which students discard old ways of thinking and substitute new ones in order to solve problems.
     
  • Senzig, Donna. "Bibliographic Instruction in the Discipline Associations." College & Research Libraries News 41 (November 1980): 297-298.

    Reports on an open meeting of the BIS Committee on Cooperation held on June 29, 1980 in New York where librarians described strategies for providing information about bibliographic instruction to faculty through professional associations connected to subject disciplines. The Committee on Cooperation was compiling a directory of librarians who have given such presentations or would be interested in promoting instruction through discipline associations.

 

 

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