March 2017 Site of the Month

The Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the Instruction Section of ACRL is pleased to announce that a new Site of the Month interview has been posted to our committee website.

March 2017 Site of the Month: Search Strategies
Interview With: Joelle Pitts
Interviewer: Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra

Project Description: The New Literacies Alliance is an inter-institutional consortium of academic libraries aimed at building ACRL Framework-based online information literacy lessons. The lessons can be embedded in websites and LibGuides, synced with most learning management systems, or taken by students in the cloud. All lessons are institution-, vendor-, and technology-agnostic, meaning that they can be used by any institution. The lessons are also licensed through Creative Commons so individual branding and other modifications can be made. The Search Strategies lesson is mapped to the Searching as Strategic Exploration Frame and introduces the concept of strategic searching in order to use search tools more effectively. By understanding strategic searching techniques, students will be able to not only compose an initial search query, but will be able to refine and revise their search in order to locate relevant sources.

The full interview is available at:

To see the archive of previous Site of the Month interviews, please see

Look for more interviews soon!

Megan Hodge and Bill Marino
Co-chairs, ACRL IS PRIMO Committee

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