By Meredith Farkas | January 9, 2008
I can’t wait to get my hands on this!
Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating College and University Students Online
Edited by Alice Daugherty and Michael F. Russo, ACRL
Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating College and University Students Online describes significant and innovative online instruction programs in a straightforward, narrative way, focusing on the development, implementation, and assessment of each institution’s online information literacy instruction effort. By pooling the experiences of a variety of institutions and programs, this book provides a bank of knowledge that serves as a resource to other institutions currently teaching IL online and a guide to those contemplating it.
The table of contents shows an amazing array of nuts-and-bolts articles describing how libraries have implemented all different kinds of information literacy programs online. Whether you’re working with distance learners or are looking for ways to provide instruction beyond the face-to-face one-shot, it’s important to consider online instruction. We’ve recently been talking at my library about developing online instruction for our on-campus undergrads, and I bet this is going to give me a lot of inspiration in planning future moves in that direction.