For immediate release | March 26, 2013

New from ACRL: 'Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication.” Edited by Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Merinda Kaye Hensley, this volume forges a new path that crosses boundaries between two vital areas of librarianship.

Davis-Kahl and Hensley explore how librarians at a variety of institutions can engage students and faculty in discussing topics such as open access, copyright, fair use, publishing models, the social and economic aspects of scholarship and publishing through the lens of information literacy. Readers will come away with new ideas for forging partnerships with others in their organizations in order to enrich both information literacy and scholarly communication programs, activities and services.

The 17 chapters in “Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication” represent the diversity and creativity in librarianship and aim to spark conversations about how to approach these topics using the case studies and interviews about programming, advocacy, outreach and instruction. This volume is essential reading for librarians working in either information literacy or scholarly communication programs, along with library school students.

“Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication” 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.

In keeping with the scholarly communication principles discussed in this title, ACRL is also making available an Open Access (OA) edition. This edition is a variant edition in that it is lacking one of the chapters present in the original print and e-book full editions. The OA edition may be found on the ACRL website.


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, 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, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


David Free

Mktg & Comm. Specialist/Editor-in-Chief

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

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