New ACRL Publications

ACRL has released two new publications, Information Literacy Instruction Handbook and Copyright Policies: CLIP Note #39, for your reading pleasure. Both titles are now shipping from the ALA Online Store.

The Information Literacy Instruction Handbook takes a practical approach to information literacy, with an emphasis on up-to-date situations and approaches. The concise and practical chapters are written by experienced information literacy librarians, outlining the basics of instruction. Chapters include information on the psychology of learning, student academic integrity, diversity, instructional technology and assessment. References to key outside sources are provided for those who would like to explore the information presented in more depth.

Information Literacy Instruction Handbook is a designed primarily for librarians new to teaching or managing information literacy instruction. It also serves as a one-stop refresher source on key topics for more experienced librarians. Edited by Christopher N. Cox and Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, the book was developed under the aegis of the ACRL Instruction Section.

Copyright Policies: CLIP Note #39, compiled by Patricia Keogh and Rachel Crowley, is the newest entry in the CLIP Note series and serves as a resource for the creation or updating of academic library and campus copyright policies. CLIP Note #39 contains a compilation of actual copyright policies in use at college and university libraries. This collection of selected policies, covering a range of print and digital resources, will assist library and campus personnel in developing successful copyright documents at their institutions. The book additionally provides information on policy content, copyright monitoring and educating stakeholders on copyright issues.

Both titles are available for purchase through the ALA Online Store or by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers. The volumes will also be available for purchase in the ALA Bookstore at the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.

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