New ACRL publication examines information literacy in digital age

Contact: Kathryn J. Deiss

ACRL Content Strategist


For Immediate Release,

January 8, 2008

New ACRL publication examines information literacy in digital age

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the publication of Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating College and University Students Online, edited by Alice Daugherty and Michael F. Russo of Louisiana State University.

Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age is a showcase of 24 unique online information literacy projects from community colleges, research universities and liberal arts colleges. Readers will find a wide array of program types, subject bases and institutional drivers in this rich compendium. Chapter authors discuss the development of online information literacy courses and tutorials, along with best practices for embedding information literacy instruction into discipline courses and programs.

This book is essential reading for any librarian charged with planning and implementing an online information literacy program. Librarians already working in online tutorial design, campus collaboration in online learning environments or the refinement of effective online information literacy programs will also find much to learn.

Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age is available through the ALA Online Store at, and will be available for purchase in the ALA Bookstore at the ALA Midwinter Meeting 2008 in Philadelphia.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing 13,500 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.