ACRL releases The Discovery Tool Cookbook: Recipes for Successful Lesson Plans

For Immediate Release
Wed, 04/13/2016

Contact:

Dawn Mueller

Senior Production Editor

ACRL

dmueller@ala.org

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Discovery Tool Cookbook: Recipes for Successful Lesson Plans,” edited by Nancy Fawley and Nikki Krysak.

“The Discovery Tool Cookbook” showcases tested lessons by librarians and practitioners for teaching information literacy using a discovery tool. The third volume in the successful ACRL Cookbook series features “recipes” sorted by lesson type and level of student preparedness, including all the information needed to replicate (or customize) each dish. The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is infused in each of the 49 lessons, which suit a mix of abilities, learning outcomes, and patron types, including K-12 and ELL students. The cookbook highlights many options for flipping instruction to maximize learning outside of the classroom.

“The Discovery Tool Cookbook” is essential for all academic and school librarians wanting to create fun lesson plans that incorporate a discovery layer.

"The Discovery Tool Cookbook: Recipes for Successful Lesson Plans " is available for purchase in print through the ALA Online Store and Amazon.com; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.

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The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at acrl.org, Facebook at facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.