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Interpret, understand and teach the ACRL’s new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Interpret, understand and teach the ACRL’s new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

2/8/2016

For immediate release:

Interpret, understand and teach the ACRL’s new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Facet Publishing have announced the publication of Teaching Information Literacy Reframed: 50+ framework-based exercises for creating information-literate learners by Joanna M Burkhardt.

This book offers a starting point to understanding and applying teaching practices to the six threshold concepts listed in the Association for College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, an altogether new way of looking at information literacy.

Bestselling author and expert instructional librarian Burkhardt decodes the Framework, putting its conceptual approach into straightforward language and offering more than 50 classroom-ready Framework-based exercises.

Each chapter focuses on one of the six concepts and offers sample exercises that can be applied in single lecture periods or over semester-long courses. The book offers best practices in creating learning outcomes, assessments, and teaching tricks and tips. Finally, it offers perspectives on how learning, memory, and transfer of learning applies to the teaching of information literacy.

This book will assist librarians in teaching information literacy and enable their students to cross the threshold and become information literacy experts.

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Press and review copies contact:

 

James Williams, Marketing & Sales Manager, Facet Publishing

Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: james.williams@facetpublishing.co.uk

 

Notes:

Teaching Information Literacy Reframed: 50+ framework-based exercises for creating information-literate learners | Jul 2016 | 160pp | Paperback; 9781783301638; £49.95

About the authors:

Joanna M. Burkhardt is chair of the Technical Services Department, collection management officer, and director of the Narragansett Bay Campus and Providence Campus branch libraries of the University of Rhode Island. She is lead author of Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students and Creating a Comprehensive Information Literacy Plan. She has written numerous articles and made presentations about instruction and information literacy.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: facet@bookpoint.co.uk | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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