ACRL releases Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information

For Immediate Release
Fri, 04/03/2015


Kathryn Deiss
Content Strategist

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information." Edited by Troy A Swanson and Heather Jagman, Not Just Where to Click explores how librarians and faculty work together to teach students about the nature of expertise, authority and credibility. It provides practical approaches for motivating students to explore their beliefs, biases and ways of interpreting the world.

This work also includes chapters that bridge the gap between the epistemological stances and threshold concepts held by librarians and faculty and those held by students, focusing on pedagogies that challenge students to evaluate authority, connect to prior knowledge and construct new knowledge in a world of information abundance. Authors draw from a deep pool of perspectives, including social psychology, critical theory and various philosophical traditions.

Contributors to the nineteen chapters offer a balance of theoretical and applied approaches to teaching information literacy, supplying readers with accessible and innovative ideas ready to be put into practice.

"Not Just Where to Click" is # 68 in the ACRL monographic Publications in Librarianship (PIL) series and is appropriate for all types of academic libraries. The book is also suitable for library and information science curricula and collections.

"Not Just Where to Click" 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; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,500 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, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.