New ACRL publication: Framing Instruction

Contact: Kathryn Deiss


(312) 280-2529


For Immediate Release

November 10, 2009


The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Framing Instruction,” number 61 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) monographic series. In “Framing Instruction,” John M. Budd of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Information Science and Learning Technologies addresses the philosophical and practical implications of cognition and information and the practice of library instruction in the light of those implications.

Undergraduate students are faced with innumerable challenges as they enter a world with new and different academic demands. Their success, to a large extent, depends on their being able to navigate and interpret the informational maze. Budd presents a complete examination of the cognitive aspects of students’ perceptions and uses of information, including examples that can be adapted for courses or class sessions. “Framing Instruction” will stimulate conversations about the directions instruction can take in the future.

“Framing Instruction” is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store (, by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers and will be available at the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.


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