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Transforming Information Literacy Programs: Intersecting Frontiers of Self, Library Culture, and Campus Community (ACRL Publications in Librarianship No. 64)
Carroll Wetzel Wilkinson and Courtney Bruch, Editors
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8603-5
Publisher: ACRL
Price: $62.00
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272 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8603-5
Year Published: 2012
AP Categories: L, P
Transforming Information Literacy Programs: Intersecting Frontiers of Self, Library Culture, and Campus Community, # 64 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship series, brings together a broad array of issues and themes that academic instruction librarians must manage including the intellectual, psychological, cultural, definitional and structural issues that are present in higher education environments.  Comprised of four sections, Outlining Current Boundaries, Frontiers of Self, Fortifying Institutional Partnerships, and Charting Next Steps, Transforming Information Literacy Programs offers perspectives and solutions from twelve authors with diverse points of view. Armed with a new understanding of the complex frontiers of self, library culture, and campus communities, instruction librarians can engage in deeper conversations about the issues they face as well as begin vital and exciting initiatives to shape the future of information literacy programs.
Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgment

Section I: Outlining Current Boundaries
Chapter 1: Surveying Terrain, Clearing Pathways by Courtney Bruch and Carroll Wetzel Wilkinson
Chapter 2: Ethnographic Study of Information Literacy Librarians’ Work Experience: A Report from Two States by Celene Seymour         

Section II: Frontiers of Self
Chapter 3: Critical Information Literacy: Definitions and Challenges by James Elmborg
Chapter 4: A Well-Worn Path...and Beyond: Charting Feminization in Academic Instruction Librarianship by Noël Kopriva

Section III: Fortifying Institutional Partnerships
Chapter 5: Hitching Your Wagon to Institutional Goals by Anne E. Zald and Michelle Millet
Chapter 6: Merging Critical Thinking and Information Literacy Outcomes—Making Meaning
or Making Strategic Partnerships? by Robert Schroeder
Chapter 7: Crossing the Instructional Divide: Supporting K-20 Information Literacy Initiatives
by Jo Ann Carr

Section IV: Charting Next Steps
Chapter 8: Settling Uncharted Territory: Documenting & Rewarding Librarians’ Teaching Role
in the Academy by April D. Cunningham and Carrie Donovan
Chapter 9: Information Literacy Reality Check
by Nancy H. Seamans
About the Editors

Carroll Wetzel Wilkinson has been the Director of Instruction and Information Literacy at West Virginia University Libraries and has directed a university-wide information literacy course enhancement project for three years.

Courtney Bruch is a Reference/Instruction Librarian at Front Range Community College where she currently works with students, faculty and library staff to build a comprehensive library instruction program.

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