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ACRL Announces The Library Instruction Cookbook

July 13, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 1

ACRL 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 […]

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New Publication – Teaching Literary Research

June 30, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 0

New from ACRL,  Teaching Literary Research: Challenges in a Changing Environment is a collection of essays that explores the relationship between information literacy and literary research. English professors and librarians provide perspectives on this relationship through presentations of best practices in teaching students from first year undergraduate through graduate levels. […]

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“Influencing without Authority” – a new publication from ACRL!

June 18, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Influencing without Authority, second in the ACRL Active Guide Series. Written by Melanie Hawks, frequent consultant and trainer on leadership and influence, Influencing Without Authority provides guidance to those seeking to gain support for their ideas, developing collaborative relationships and becoming recognized leaders regardless of […]

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New ACRL Publication: Informing Innovation

May 1, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 1

Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies at Ohio University by Char Booth is now available from ACRL. This research study examines one institution’s efforts to move away from “technolust” and towards a culture of assessment in developing and implementing technology initiatives. Booth presents findings from a study […]

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“Library Rx: Measuring and Treating Library Anxiety” Released!

April 27, 2009 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is pleased to announce the publication of “Library Rx: Measuring and Treating Library Anxiety” by Martina Malvasi, Catherine Rudowsky, and Jesus M. Valencia (Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania). “Library Rx” presents research findings on library anxiety in college and university students. There is strong evidence that library anxiety, the inadequate […]

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ACRL Publications Information Literacy Smorgasbord!

September 9, 2008 Kathryn Deiss 0

Hard at work planning instruction sessions for the new school year? Looking for new ways to incorporate information literacy skills into your curriculum? ACRL Publications is offering an exciting, limited-time package sale featuring several of our most popular information literacy titles! Purchase the Information Literacy Instruction Handbook along with either […]

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RBM Editor Announced!

July 21, 2008 Kathryn Deiss 0

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Whittaker as editor of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage (RBM). Whittaker served on the RBM editorial board from 2006-2008 and brings in-depth knowledge of the world of rare books […]

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ACRL Announces “Practical Pedagogy for Library Instructors”

July 11, 2008 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is proud to announce the publication of a new book Practical Pedagogy for Library Instructors: 17 Innovative Strategies to Improve Student Learning edited by Douglas Cook and Ryan L. Sittler. This new volume gathers seventeen case-studies using unique instructional methodologies framed by sound pedagogical theory. This practical casebook is […]