New from ACRL - “Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy”

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/16/2022


Erin Nevius

Content Strategist


CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy," book number 79 in the Publications in Librarianship series. Edited by Mary Ann Cullen and Elizabeth Dill the book captures current open education and information literacy theory and practice and providing inspiration for the future.  

Information literacy skills are key when finding, using, adapting, and producing open educational resources (OER). Educators who wish to include OER for their students need to be able to find these resources and use them according to their permissions. When open pedagogical methods are employed, students need to be able to use information literacy skills as they compile, reuse, and create open resources.

"Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy" includes practical guidance, theoretical musings, literature reviews, and case studies and discusses social justice, collaboration, open pedagogy, training, and advocacy. The book is divided into six parts:

  1. Foundations
  2. Teaching Info Lit with OER
  3. Librarian Support of Open Pedagogy/OER
  4. Social Justice/Untold Stories
  5. Student Advocacy
  6. Spreading the Love: Training Future Advocates and Practitioners

Chapters cover topics including library-led OER creation; digital cultural heritage and the intersections of primary source literacy and information literacy; situated learning and open pedagogy; critical librarianship and open education; and developing student OER leaders. 

"Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy" — which went through an open peer review process — informs and inspires on OER, info lit, and their many iterative convergences.

“Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy” is available for purchase in print through the ALA Online Store and; by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers; and as an open access edition.    


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for academic libraries and library workers. Representing more than 8,500 individuals and libraries, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning, transforming scholarship, and creating diverse and inclusive communities. Find ACRL on the webFacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube