New from ACRL: 'Finding a Public Voice: Using Barbara Fister as a Case Study'

For Immediate Release
Fri, 07/26/2013

Contact:

Kathryn Deiss
Content Strategist
ACRL
kdeiss@ala.org

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Finding a Public Voice: Using Barbara Fister as a Case Study,” edited by Danielle Theiss and Diane Kovacs.

This eclectic volume shares vivid examples of how academic librarians, inspired by the writings of noted library leader and blogger Barbara Fister, are engaging with others and blazing a leadership path for the profession on topics such as information literacy, scholarly communication and e-publishing, librarian career adaptability and healthcare privacy rights. Throughout the collection, Fister serves as a model for fearless public expression, speaking out about libraries and learning and engaging in substantive debate. Following her example, Theiss, Kovacs and their contributing authors explore a range of subjects through the lenses of collaboration and partnerships, questioning the status quo, bravery and new modes of learning. 

Representing the diversity and creativity in academic librarianship, the nine chapters in “Finding a Public Voice” are intended to ignite continued dialogue and inspire readers to find and express their own public voices, following Fister’s inspirational example. This volume is recommended reading for librarians interested in information literacy, scholarly communication, e-publishing and the future of the profession.

“Finding a Public Voice: Using Barbara Fister as a Case Study” 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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The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that 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 http://www.acrl.org/, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.