Books for Instruction Librarians

 

Accardi, Maria T., Emily Drabinski, and Alana Kumbier. 2010. Critical Library Instruction: Theories and methods. Duluth, Minn: Library Juice Press.

341 p.
ISBN: 9781936117017
Cost: $35.00
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Published Reviews:
Alexander, Jean. 2011. “Review.” portal: Libraries and the Academy 10 (4): 455-456.
Armstrong, Annie. 2011. “Review.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 37 (4): 367-367.
Breithbach, William. 2011. “Review.” Serials Review 37 (1): 63-64.
Langholt, Joscelyn. 2012. “Review.” Library Quarterly 82 (1): 93-96.
Selhorst, Anders. 2011. “Review.” College & Research Libraries 72 (2): 195-196.
Sellie, Alycia. 2011. “Review.” Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources. 32 (1): 10-12.
VanGundy, Sarah. 2011. “Review.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 50 (3): 305-306.


Andretta, Susie. 2005. Information Literacy: A practitioner's guide. Chandos information professional series. Oxford: Chandos Pub.

208 p.
ISBN: 1843340658
Cost: $59.95
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Armstrong, Chris. 2005. “Review.” Program 39 (3): 281-283.
Clyde, Laurel A. 2005. “Review.” Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 37 (2).
Du Preez, Madely. 2005. “Review.” The Electronic Library 23 (4).
Jackson, Cathie. 2005. “Review.” Legal Information Management 5(3): 205-206.
Williams, Peter. 2005. “Review.” New Library World 106 (7/8): 386-387.


Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler. 2003. Assessing Student Learning Outcomes for Information Literacy Instruction in Academic Institutions. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

299 p.
ISBN: 0838982611
US $29.00

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Committee Member Review:
Assessing your instruction program can be a useful endeavor. It enables you to know your strengths and weaknesses, which can help you improve your program. It also provides examples and proof of the effectiveness and necessity for instruction that you can use when promoting your program to faculty. The essays in this book provide practical examples of how to do assessment in a variety of ways. The first several chapters cover the basics of assessment tools, analyzing data, and reporting results. The majority of the book (and the most useful part) contains examples of assessment projects provided by different libraries. There are a variety of different libraries included, from large universities to small community colleges, and a variety of different instruction programs, covering many of the disciplines. There is also variety in the methods used to evaluate the programs. Some used quantitative tests, including multiple choice and fill-in-the blank tests. Others used more evaluative methods, such as assignments that were graded on a rubric, which measured how well the student met the information literacy standards. I found the examples of tests to be the most useful for designing my own evaluation. The libraries also provided an overview of their process, including planning, results, and challenges they faced. Any instructor wishing to do evaluation would find it helpful to consult this book to find examples and guidance.

--Rebecca Miller, March 2004

Published Reviews:
Hernon, Peter, and Robert E. Dugan. 2004. “Review.” Library & Information Science Research 26 (4): 514.
Renaud, John P. 2005. “Review.” College & Research Libraries 66 (2): 186.


Bacon, Pamela S., and David Bagwell. 2005. Creating Online Courses and Orientations: A survival guide. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

200 p.
ISBN: 159158289X
US $40.00 (paperback)

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Anonymous. 2006. “Review.” Reference & Research Book News 21 (1): 227.
Pickett, Amy. 2006. “Review.” School Library Journal 52(5): 168.


Badke, William B. 2012. Teaching Research Process: The faculty role in the development of skilled student researchers. Witney, UK: Chandos Publishing.

222 p.
ISBN: 9781780633053
Cost: $90

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Whitworth, Andrew. 2013. “Review.” Journal of Information Literacy 6 (2): 147-148.


Bain, Ken. 2005. What the Best College Teachers Do. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

224 p.
ISBN: 0674013255 (hardcover)
US $14.27

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Anonymous. 2005. “Review.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 31 (2): 174.
Hacker, Andrew. 2005. “Review.” The New York Review of Books 52 (17): 51-54.


Behen, Linda D. 2006. Using Pop Culture to Teach Information Literacy: Methods to engage a new generation. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

109 p.
ISBN: 9781591583011 (paper)
ISBN: 1591583012
US $35.00 (paper)

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Cohen, Sharon E. 2006. “Review.” Booklist 103 (4): 95.


Blanchett, Helen, Chris Powis, and Jo Webb.  2012. A Guide to Teaching Information Literacy: 101 practical tips. London: Facet Publishing.    

262 p.
ISBN: 1856046591
US $110.00

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Bickley, Rachel. 2012. “Review.” Journal of Information Literacy 5 (2); 102-103.


Booth, Char. 2011. Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional literacy for library educators. Chicago: American Library Association.

180 p.
ISBN: 978-0838910528 (paperback)
US $60.00

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DeVoe, Kristina. 2012. “Review.” portal: Libraries and the Academy. 12 (1): 106-107.   
Lai, Paul. 2012. “Review.” College & Research Libraries.  2012. 73 (6): 605-607.  
Malone, Andrea. 2011. “Review.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 37 (5): 451.


Burke, Gerald T., and Carol Anne Germaine, eds. 2011. Information Literacy Through the Streets of Hollywood. Active Learning Services 10. Pittsburgh, PA: Library Instruction Publications. 

133 p.
ISBN: 0977252035
US $45.00 

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Burkhardt, Joanna M., Mary C. MacDonald, and Andrée J. Rathemacher. 2005. Creating a Comprehensive Information Literacy Plan: A how-to-do-it manual and CD-ROM for librarians. How-to-do-it manuals for librarians; no. 150; variation: How-to-do-it manuals for libraries; no. 150. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

174 p
ISBN: 9781555705336
US $89.95

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Burkhardt, Joanna M., Mary C. MacDonald, and Andrée J. Rathemacher. 2010. Teaching Information Literacy: 50 standards-based exercises for college students. Chicago: American Library Association.

138 p.
ISBN: 9780838910535
US $40.00

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Perry, Nicola E. 2010. “Review.” Journal of Information Literacy 4 (2): 97-98.


Carlson, Chris and Ellen Brosnahan. 2009. Guiding Students Into Information Literacy: Strategies for teachers and teacher-librarians. Lanham, Md.: The Scarecrow Press.

114 p.
ISBN: 978-0810859746 (paperback)
US $35.00

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Engel, Debra. 2010. “Review.” Reference & User Services Quarterly. 49 (4): 400-1.
Rivard, Peter. 2010. “Review.” Young Adult Library Services 8 (2): 32.


Cook, Douglas, and Ryan L. Sittler, eds. 2009. The Library Instruction Cookbook. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

196 p.
ISBN: 978-0838985113 (paperback)
US $48.00

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Committee Member Review:
New librarians, new teachers, or anyone else looking to spice up information literacy will take comfort in The Library Instruction Cookbook. This handbook contains nearly one hundred “recipes” for teaching a variety of library skills in more interactive, engaging ways. This book will especially appeal to librarians who are mindful of their students’ different learning styles, but lack the training or confidence to employ an intentional approach in their instruction. Each recipe outlines ingredients, that is, the materials, time, and steps needed to conduct a session. Each recipe is also accompanied by a suggested “serving size,” a list of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards it addresses, and a description of the learning styles to which it appeals. Consulting it is like consulting a room of gurus. It will provide guidance and support as the reader gains experience and his/her own teaching style emerges.

--Meagan Lacy, February 2011

Published reviews:
Arnhem, Jolanda-Pieta. 2010. “Review.” Against the Grain 22 (3): 46-47.


Cook, Douglas, and Ryan Sittler. 2008. Practical Pedagogy for Library Instructors: 17 innovative strategies to improve student learning. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

184 p.
ISBN: 978-0838984581
US $32.50

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McBride, Kelly R. 2008. “Review.” College and Research Libraries 69 (6): 593.


Cox, Christopher N. and Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, eds. 2008. Information Literacy Instruction Handbook. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

236 p.
ISBN: 978-0838909638
US $44.00

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Chesnut, Mary T. 2008. “Review.” Library Journal 133 (20): 171.
Diaz, Karen R. 2009. “Review.” College & Research Libraries 70 (1): 86-8.
Keiser, Barbie E. 2008. “Review.” Education Libraries 31 (2): 47-8.


Farmer, Lesley. 2011. Instructional Design for Librarians and Information Professionals.  New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

200 p.
ISBN: 1555707361
US $80

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Glass, Betty. 2012. “Review.” Library Journal 137 (1): 116.
Peterson-Ross, Celeste. 2011. “Review.” Computers in Libraries 31 (10): 40.


Flaspohler, Molly R. 2012. Engaging First-Year Students in Meaningful Library Research: A practical guide for teaching faculty. Oxford: Chandos Publishing.      

198 p.     
ISBN: 1843346401
US $80.

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Fulton, Crystal. 2010. Information Pathways: A problem-solving approach to information literacy. Lanham: Scarecrow Press.

154 p.
ISBN: 978-0810874268
US $ 40.00

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Cooke, Nicole A. 2010. “Review.” Library Journal 135 (8): 81.


Gavin, Christine. 2008. Teaching Information Literacy: A conceptual approach. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

240 p.
ISBN 978-0810852020
US $45.00 

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Crosser, Cynthia. 2008. “Review.” Booklist 104 (17): 103.
Lynne, Deborah. 2008. “Review.” Online 32 (4): 62.


Germain, Carol Anne, and Deborah Bernnard. 2004. Empowering Students. II, teaching information literacy concepts with hands-on and minds-on activities. Active learning series; no. 8. Pittsburg: Library instruction publications.

168 p.
ISBN: 0965271196
US $50 

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Committee Member Review:
Empowering Students II is intended to be used by library instructors to teach information literacy to students. Like other volumes in the Active Learning Series, this work takes an untraditional, albeit creative, approach to library instruction. It contains 35 lesson plans, each of which is written by a different library instructor from a college or university across the country. Lessons seem to cover one of two categories: basic information literacy skills college students typically lack or focus on a particular discipline (psychology, business, science, etc.). Some of the subject-specific lessons also cover a certain time period such as "Finding Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Periodicals" or "Western Music to 1750".

The book is organized into five sections. The first covers group activities which are designed to be used with two or more students working collaboratively. The next consists of case-based activities where students are asked to solve problems based on a scenario. Another covers librarian-led activities where the instructor oversees or directs much of the students’ learning for the lesson. The fourth category of activity concerns debunking exercises in which students are challenged to analyze their preconceived notions and ascertain if they stand up to the facts. The final section of this work concludes, appropriately, with "Empowering through Assessment". Most of the lesson plans are about four pages long and include standardized parts: “Circumstances of Instruction" discusses the rationale or purpose of the lesson plan, intended audience, and approximate time needed to complete the lesson; "Objectives of Instruction" addresses the goals or objectives of the lesson; and "Components of Construction" discusses preparation needed to conduct the lesson, presentation of details (such as lecture points to cover with the class) and hands-on activities that the students can perform. Each lesson is finished off with an evaluation section. The book includes a disk containing materials such as handouts and worksheets. The challenge may be to find a computer that still has a floppy disk drive. Some of the lessons are well done and innovative in their approach to information literacy. This work is a useful spring board for planning and teaching information literacy concepts to college students.

--Paul Victor Jr., March 2006


Godwin, Peter and Jo Parker, eds. 2008. Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0. London: Facet Publishing.

188 p.
ISBN: 978-1856046374
US $115

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Published Reviews:
Grobelny, Joseph. 2013. “Review.” Journal of Web Librarianship 7(1): 115-116.
Twork, Monica. 2013. “Review.” portal: Libraries and the Academy 13 (2): 216-217.


Grassian, Esther S., and Joan R. Kaplowitz. 2005. Learning to Lead and Manage Information Literacy Instruction. Information literacy sourcebooks. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

322 p. + 1 CD-ROM
ISBN 1555705154
US $75.00

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Committee Member Review:
Grassian and Kaplowitz's most recent book approaches information literacy instruction (ILI) from a programmatic and leadership point of view. Rather than a focus on information literacy objectives per se, this book zeroes in on how librarians can lead and manage instruction programs in a larger institutional context. Readers will find much in common with the wider body of leadership/management writing-especially sections devoted to developing leadership skills and practicing good management through communication, collaboration, team building, professional development, etc. The authors attempt throughout to highlight how general leadership and management skills can be developed in the arena of ILI programs specifically. The most useful parts of the book are those that hone in on the challenges of managing and promoting ILI both at the program level and at the level of individual professional development by ILI managers. This focus is most clear in the later chapters of the book, which discuss and advocate professional-scholarly research, grant application, ILI marketing and the management of ILI-related technologies.

The book is clearly written and augmented by end-of-chapter assignments and a CD-ROM that includes a sample IL-enhanced syllabus, several proposal (grant and other) templates and a Word version of the book's bibliography. This book is clearly not meant as a stand-alone guide to information literacy program management. However, in conjunction with more specific studies of IL theory, practice and assessment, this book will be a necessary component of the current information literacy instruction bookshelf.

--Susanna Cowan, March 2007

Published Reviews:
Bourdon, Cathleen. 2006. “Review.” American Libraries 37 (2): 46-7.
O’Brien Libutti, Patricia. 2006. “Review.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 32 (4): 441.
Ruppel, Margie. 2006. “Review.” College and Research Libraries 67 (3): 284-285.
Wickline, Mary. 2006. “Review.” Reference and User Services Quarterly 46 (1): 79-80.


Grassian, Esther S. and Joan R. Kaplowitz. 2009. Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and practice. 2nd ed. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2009.

412 p.
ISBN: 978-1555706661
US $75

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Collins, Catherine. 2010. “Review.” Booklist 106 (9-10): 124.
Hazlett, Lisa A. 2010. “Review.” Voice of Youth Advocates 32 (6): 531.
Loertscher, David V. “Review.” Teacher Librarian 37 (3): 68.
Spring, Ellen R. 2010. “Review.” Library Media Connection 28 (5): 92.


Gwyer, Roisin, Ruth Stubbings and Graham Walton. 2012. The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as facilitators of learning. Berlin: De Gruyter Saur.

343 p.
ISBN: 9783110280845
US $113.99

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Harris, Frances  Jacobson. 2011. I Found It on the Internet: Coming of age online.  Chicago: American Library Association.

248 p.
ISBN: 0838910665
US $45.

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Bellard, Eloise M. 2011. “Review.” Internet Reference Services Quarterly 16(1/2): 73-74. 
Quinn, Mary Ellen. 2011. “Review.” American Libraries 42(1/2): 90.
Saltans, Andrew. 2011. “Review.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51 (1): 85-86.


Herring, James E.  2011. Improving Students' Web Use and Information Literacy: A guide for teachers and teacher librarians.  London: Facet. 

192 p.
ISBN: 1856047432
US $99.95

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Ellis-Barrett, Louise. 2011. “Review.” Journal of Information Literacy 5 (2): 101.


Hunt, Fiona and Jane Birks. 2008. More Hands-on Information Literacy Activities. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

153 p.
ISBN: 978-1555706487 (paperback)
US $75.00

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Ke, Irene. 2009. “Review.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 35 (4): 388-389.


Jacobson, Trudi E., and Thomas P. Mackey, eds. 2007. Information Literacy Collaborations That Work! New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

266 p.
ISBN: 978-1555705794
US $85.00

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Published Reviews:
Donovan, Carrie. 2007. “Review.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 33 (5): 612.
Mastel, Kristen. 2007. “Review.” Booklist 103 (21): 80.


Jacobson, Trudi E., and Lijuan Xu. 2004. Motivating Students in Information Literacy Classes. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

143 p.
ISBN: 978-1555704971
US $59.95

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Bellardo Hahn, Trudi. 2005. “Review.” portal: Libraries & the Academy. 5 (2): 280-281.
Sezzi, Peter H., and Judith Dye. 2004. “Review.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 44 (2): 177.


Kaplowitz, Joan R. 2012. Transforming Information Literacy Instruction Using Learner-Centered Teaching. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.

326 p.    
ISBN: 9781555707651
$75.00

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Kuhlthau, Carol Collier. 2004. Seeking Meaning: A process approach to library and information services. 2nd ed. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

264 p.
ISBN 1591580943
US $41.95 

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Caine, Amanda. 2004. “Review.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 30 (5): 424.
Marsh, Emily. 2004. “Review.” portal: Libraries & the Academy 4 (3): 440-441.


Kvenild, Cassandra, and Kaijsa Calkins. 2011. Embedded Librarians: Moving beyond one-shot instruction. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries. 

264 p.
ISBN: 9780838985878
US $48.00

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Campbell, Nancy. 2012. “Review.” Collection Management 37(1): 55-56.
Gregor, Margaret. 2012. “Review.” College & Research Libraries 73 (1): 95-97.
Rowland, Fred. 2011. “Review.” portal: Libraries & the Academy 11 (4): 1014.


Lloyd, Annemaree. 2010. Information literacy landscapes: Information literacy in education, workplace and everyday contexts. Oxford: Chandos Pub.

200 p.
ISBN: 978-1843345077
US $75.00 (paperback)

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Cantwell, Kay. 2010. “Review.” Australian Academic & Research Libraries 41 (3): 221-222.
Ke, Irene. 2010. “Review.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 36 (5): 457.


Lombard, Emmett. 2010. Pursuing information literacy: Roles and relationships. Oxford: Chandos Pub.

165 p.
ISBN: 1843345900
US $75

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Blackburn, Fiona. 2011. “Review.” Australian Academic & Research Libraries 42 (1): 61.
McMillin, Bill. 2010. “Review.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 36 (6): 555-556.


Mackey, Thomas P., and Trudi E. Jacobson. 2011. Teaching Information Literacy Online. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

200 p.
ISBN: 978-1555707354
US $75 (paperback)

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Brink-Drescher, Judy. 2011. “Review.” Library Journal 136 (7): 102.
Medaille, Ann. 2012. “Review.” Journal of Web Librarianship 6 (1): 80-81.
Millet, Michelle. 2011. “Review.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 37 (4): 368.
Russell, Philip. 2011. “Review.” Journal of Information Literacy 5 (1): 105-106.
Sprague, Nancy. 2011. “Review.” Reference & User Services Quarterly. 51 (1): 88.


Mackey, Thomas and Trudi E. Jacobson, eds. 2010. Collaborative information literacy assessments. New York : Neal-Schuman Publisher.

242 p.
ISBN: 978-1555706937
US $85.00

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Accardi, Maria. 2010. “Review.” College & Research Libraries 71 (5): 495-496.
Bell, Fiona. 2010. “Review.” Journal of Information Literacy. 4 (2): 95-96.
Bellardo Hahn, Trudi. 2011. “Review.” portal: Libraries & the Academy 11 (2): 741-742.
Tempelman-Kluit, Nadalenn. 2010. “Review.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 36 (4): 362.


Martin, Allan and Dan Madigan, eds. 2006. Digital Literacies for Learning.  London: Facet Publishing.

242 p.
ISBN: 9781856045636
US $99.95

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Jukes, Eric. 2007. “Review.” Library & Information Research 31 (98): 62-65.
Kennedy, Marion. 2007. “Review.” Internet Resources Newsletter 148.


McDevitt, Theresa R. 2011. Let the Games Begin!: Engaging students with field-tested interactive information literacy instruction. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

150 p.
ISBN: 9781555707392
US $70.00

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Bales, Jennie. 2012. “Review.” Access 26 (1): 27.
Fisher, Heather. 2012. “Review.” The Australian Library Journal 61 (1): 66.
Payton, Erin E. 2012. “Review.” Journal of Library Innovation 3 (1): 159-160.


McGuinness, Claire. 2011. Becoming Confident Teachers: A guide for academic librarians.  Oxford: Chandos Publishing.     

227p.
ISBN: 9781843346296
US $80

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Published Review:
Accardi, Maria T. 2012. “Review.” College & Research Libraries 73 (2): 197.


Neely, Teresa Y. 2006. Information literacy assessment: Standards-based tools and assignments. Chicago: American Library Association.

216 p.
ISBN: 0838909140 (paper)
US $40.00 

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Committee Member Review:
Neely's book is not for the light-hearted, but it is a must-read for librarians developing assessment instruments for information literacy/instruction programs. Directed at instruction librarians, the book dissects the ACRL Information Literacy (IL) standards with both application and assessment in mind. The book is entirely practical in orientation: the very brief opening "Importance of Standards and Assessment" chapter gives way immediately to chapters aimed at integrating and assessing ACRL's IL standards in real classroom situations. Rather than remaining on a theoretical plane, one of the book's clear strengths is that it offers concrete examples of how instruction librarians around the country are implementing and assessing IL standards. Consequently, the book offers not only Neely's synthesis but also a broad sampling of current practices in this country.

At first glance, the book seems to be a companion handbook to the ACRL standards. After defining the need for IL assessment and an overview of general issues regarding integrating the standards into instruction, each of the next five chapters of the book is dedicated to one of the ACRL standards. Each of these chapters is organized identically: standards (referencing ACRL performance indicators and outcomes) are explicated, after which Neely reviews sample assessment queries and assignments for each specific standard (2.1, 2.2, etc.). These samples are drawn from instruction programs around the country. Notes sections for each chapter offer quick access to the programs & published papers discussed. Three final chapters move the book beyond the ACRL standards. One chapter is devoted to assessment queries aimed at gleaning statistics that go beyond the purview of ACRL, including: students' relationships with faculty, attitudinal and demographic data, and technological competencies. The final two chapters address the development and automation of assessment instruments themselves. Stylistically, the book is a no-frills read, but it provides excellent, detailed content, not least of which being the collection in one place of a bibliography of assessment assignments and tools in use in academic libraries. As Neely states clearly from the start, this book fills a gap by providing concrete guidelines for librarians needing to develop assessment tools for either self-study or accreditation purposes.
--Susanna Cowan, April 2007

Published Reviews:
Bowman, Vibiana. 2007. “Review.” portal: Libraries & the Academy 7 (1): 126-127.
Eberhart, George M. 2006. “Review.” College and Research Libraries News 67 (7): 439.
Scarth, Linda, and Linda Loos. 2006. “Review.” Booklist 103 (1): 175.


Ragains, Patrick. 2006. Information Literacy Instruction That Works: a guide to teaching by discipline and student population. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

329 p.
ISBN: 978-1555705732
US $89.95

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Lesinska, Zofia P. 2007. “Review.” portal: Libraries and the Academy 7 (3): 390-92.


Rockman, Ilene F. 2004. Integrating Information Literacy Into the Higher Education Curriculum: Practical models for transformation. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series. San Francisco, Calif; Chichester: John Wiley.

288 p.
ISBN: 0787965278
US $36.00 

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Committee Member Review:
Rockman's compilation offers a great sampling of recent information literacy (IL) scholarship. The topics covered in each chapter--faculty-librarian cooperation, assessment, etc.-have been discussed at greater length elsewhere, but this book quickly orients its readership with regard to current issues and practice in information literacy. In the introduction, Rockman herself offers a fairly concise overview of information literacy as a historical development as well as a current practice. Subsequent chapters, all by different authors, examine specific aspects of information literacy-usually in the form of case studies of information literacy programs/practices developed by the authors at their home institutions. Chapters cover faculty-librarian partnerships, freshman-level tutorials, IL competence in interdisciplinary majors, IL needs in research contexts, IL assessment at community colleges and IL assessment more generally. Because of its diverse areas of focus, the book is only a starting place for most areas of IL study, but as such it suggests the breadth of the term "information literacy" in the contexts of today's colleges and universities. This wide-angled approach also makes it a good starting point for non-librarians: as Rockman states, the book is aimed at an audience that includes librarians, faculty members, researchers in education, administrators, assessment specialists, media service personnel, and student affairs professionals.
--Susanna Cowan, April 2007

Published Reviews:
Bourdon, Cathleen. 2004. “Review.” American Libraries 35 (7): 86-87.
O’brien Libutti, Patricia. 2005. “Review.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 31 (1): 75.
Stahl, Bill. 2005. “Review.” College & Research Libraries 66 (1): 74.
Watts, Margit M. 2005. “Review.” portal: Libraries and the Academy 5 (3): 429-30.


Saunders, Laura. 2011. Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome: The perspective of institutional accreditation.  Santa Barbara,CA.: Libraries Unlimited.      

294 p.
ISBN: 1598848526
US $45

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Small, Ruth V. 2012. Teaching for Inquiry: Engaging the learner within. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers. 

152 p.
ISBN: 1555707552
$70

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Sirvint, Rick. 2012. “Review.” Catholic Library World 82 (3): 229.


Smith, Felicia A.  2011. Cybrarian Extraordinaire: Compelling information literacy instruction.  Santa Barbara,CA: Libraries Unlimited.    

112 p.
ISBN: 1598848526
US $40

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Vossler, Joshua J., and Scott Sheidlower. 2011. Humor and Information Literacy: Practical techniques for library instruction.  Santa Barbara,CA: Libraries Unlimited.  

131 p.
ISBN: 1598845327
US $45.00

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Published Reviews
Poulson, Deborah. 2011. “Review.” Computers in Libraries 31 (8): 38.


Walsh, John.  2011. Information Literacy Instruction: Selecting an effective model.  Oxford: Chandos Publishing.             

201 p.
ISBN: 1843346272
US $85.00
 
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Reedy, Katharine. 2012. “Review.” Journal of Information Literacy 6 (1): 38.


Walter, Scott, ed. 2007. The Teaching Library: Approaches to assessing information literacy instruction. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

282 p.
ISBN: 978-0789031495
US $58.00 

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Millet, Michelle S. 2008. “Review.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 34 (4): 376.


Walton, Geoff, and Alison Pope. 2011. Information Literacy: Infiltrating the agenda, challenging minds.  Oxford: Chandos Publishing.                            

294 p.
ISBN: 1843346104
US $95.00

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Eynon, Andrew. 2012. “Review.” Journal of Information Literacy 5 (2): 104-105.


Warner, Dorothy Anne. 2008. A Disciplinary Blueprint for the Assessment of Information Literacy. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited.

116 p.
ISBN: 1591585937
US $35.00

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Published Review:
Millet, Michelle S. 2009. “Review.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 35 (5): 496.


Welsh, Teresa S., and Melissa S. Wright. 2010. Information Literacy in the Digital Age: an evidence-based approach. Oxford: Chandos.

200 p.
ISBN: 978-1843345152 (paperback)
US $80

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Published Reviews:
Cantwell, Kay. 2010. “Review.” Australian Academic & Research Libraries 41 (4): 301.
Secker, Jane. 2010. “Review.” Journal of Information Literacy 4 (2): 103-4.


Wilkinson, Carroll Wetzel, and Courtney Bruch. 2011. Transforming Information Literacy Programs: Intersecting frontiers of self, library culture, and campus community.  Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.      

272 p.
ISBN: 083898603X
$62

Locate in WorldCat

Published Reviews:
Moore, Kate B. 2012. “Review.” College & Research Libraries 73 (5): 510-12.


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