New from ACRL: Transforming Information Literacy Programs

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/14/2012

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CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Transforming Information Literacy Programs: Intersecting Frontiers of Self, Library Culture, and Campus Community,” edited by Carroll Wetzel Wilkinson and Courtney Bruch. “Transforming Information Literacy Programs” is number 64 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) series.

Comprised of four sections, Outlining Current Boundaries, Frontiers of Self, Fortifying Institutional Partnerships and Charting Next Steps, “Transforming Information Literacy Programs” offers fresh perspectives on the present and future of information literacy instruction from diverse points of view. The 12 in-depth chapters include “Ethnographic Study of Information Literacy Librarians’ Work Experience” by Celene Seymour, “Hitching Your Wagon to Institutional Goals” by Anne E. Zald and Michelle Millet, “Crossing the Instructional Divide: Supporting K-20 Information Literacy Initiatives” by Jo Ann Carr and “Settling Uncharted Territory: Documenting & Rewarding Librarians’ Teaching Role in the Academy” by April D. Cunningham and Carrie Donovan. The work brings together information on a broad array of issues and themes that academic instruction librarians must navigate in today’s higher education environment.

Armed with the new understanding of the complex frontiers of self, library culture and community presented in “Transforming Information Literacy Programs,” instruction librarians can engage in deeper campus conversations about the issues they face as well as begin vital and exciting new initiatives to shape the future of their programs. The work is essential reading for all practicing information literacy librarians and program coordinators as well as library school students.

“Transforming Information Literacy Programs” 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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ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,000 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. ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org/, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.