For immediate release | October 26, 2010

New ACRL publication: Web Research in Academic Libraries

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Web Research in Academic Libraries” (CLIP Note #41). This exciting new title provides useful information on teaching Web research strategies in information literacy instruction.

In the increasingly complex electronic information environment, undergraduates gravitate to the Web for their information needs. Complied by Rebecca Sullivan of Luther College, “Web Research in Academic Libraries” examines to what extent and in what ways academic libraries have incorporated Web search strategies into their information literacy instruction programs. The book compiles descriptions and sample documents of current practices from college libraries of all sizes, including information on Web evaluation and assessment. The title is suitable for community college, college and university libraries as well as a pedagogical tool for library and information schools.

Web Research in Academic Libraries” (CLIP Note #41) is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.


The Association of College and Research Libraries (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, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


David Free