ACRL Announces The Library Instruction Cookbook

The Library Instruction CookbookACRL announces the release of a new book, The Library Instruction Cookbook, a practical collection of “learning recipes” each of which includes a plan for conducting a specific type of learning session and which indicates how the recipe reflects specific ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

The Library Instruction Cookbook is stuffed with interactive recipes from academic librarians from around the world. Chef editors Ryan Sittler and Doug Cook have gathered 97 of the best lesson plans to spice up the student experience. Recipes meet the learning goals of the following occasions:

1.    Library Orientation
2.    Teaching Basic Library Skills
3.    Teaching Citations and Plagiarism
4.    Evaluating Various Types of Resources
5.    Teaching Specialized Research Skills
6.    Teaching Discipline Related Research
7.    Teaching with Technology

Each recipe is accompanied by the following teaching and planning aids:

  • Main Cooking Technique
  • ACRL Information Dietary Standards Addressed (ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards)
  • Main Ingredients
  • Preparation Steps
  • Allergy Warnings

The Library Instruction Cookbook is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers

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