New from ACRL: 'International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success'

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/15/2011

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CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the release of “International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success,” edited by Pamela Jackson and Patrick Sullivan. The number of international students studying on campuses in the United States is at an all-time high. International students bring with them special skills and insights, but they also present unique challenges for our educational systems. Libraries play a critical role in connecting these foreign students, not only to our universities and colleges, but also to the information literacy skills they need to succeed.

The insightful case studies presented in “International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success” describe more than a dozen exciting projects that support the success of international students studying at academic institutions. The work provides numerous examples of new and innovative strategies for librarians to encourage library use among international students and increase international student success. This volume is essential reading for academic librarians, library educators and professional collections at institutions that support international student populations

International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success is available for purchase in print, as an e-book, and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through 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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