Contact: Dawn Mueller
Production Editor, ACRL

For Immediate Release
October 3, 2006

"Teaching Information Literacy Skills to Social Science Students

and Practitioners" now available from ACRL

CHICAGO -The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the publication of "Teaching Information Literacy Skills to Social Science Students and Practitioners," a second discipline-based casebook. Compiled by Doug Cook and Natasha Cooper, this volume is based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards and presents cases on learning situations and how they can be analyzed and addressed.

Also included are descriptions of instruction sessions for each case, notes and teaching resources. Each case explicitly reflects one or more of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards.

This practical collection of cases and applications brings a new set of resources to librarians doing instruction in the social sciences. Contributors cover such topics as data literacy, visual literacy and developmental research skills training. Information on teaching undergraduate, graduate, and international students, and how to incorporate information literacy into various social science curricula also are presented.

Ordering information can be found on the ACRL Web site at ACRL members receive a 10 percent discount on any purchase.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 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.