Information Literacy Book

Librarians know that information literacy is much more complex and nuanced than the basic library research skill that it’s often portrayed as; in fact, as outlined by the ACRL Framework, research is a contextual activity. But the settings in which we teach often constrain our ability to take a more layered approach. “Using Context in Information Literacy Instruction: Beyond Basic Skills,” published by ALA Editions, not only shows readers how to teach information literacy as something other than a basic skill, but also how to do it in whatever mode of teaching they’re most often engaged in, whether that’s a credit-bearing course, a one-shot session, a tutorial, a reference desk interaction, or a library program. Taking readers through each step of the research process, author Allison Hosier shares ideas for adding context while exploring a variety of scenarios.


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