ACRL announces New Title: Information Literacy Instruction Handbook

Contact: Kathryn Deiss
Content Strategist, ACRL
(312) 280-2528

For Immediate Release,
April 29, 2008
ACRL announces New Title: Information Literacy Instruction Handbook

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is proud to announce a new publication, “Information Literacy Instruction Handbook.” The handbook is designed primarily for librarians new to teaching or managing information literacy instruction. It also serves as a one-stop refresher source on key topics for more experienced librarians.

The “Information Literacy Instruction Handbook” takes a practical approach to information literacy, with an emphasis on up-to-date situations and approaches. The concise and practical chapters are written by experienced information literacy librarians, outlining the basics of instruction. Chapters include information on the psychology of learning, student academic integrity, diversity, instructional technology and assessment. References to key outside sources are provided for those who would like to explore the information presented in more depth.

Edited by Christopher N. Cox and Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, the “ILI Handbook” was developed under the aegis of the ACRL Instruction Section.

The “Information Literacy Handbook” is now available through the ALA Online Store at or by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers. The work will also be available for purchase in the ALA Bookstore at the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing 13,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians.  Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.