Browse Our Categories



The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering--print/e-book Bundle
Edited by Katherine O’Clair and Jeanne R. Davidson
Item Number: 8700-6196
Publisher: ACRL
Price: $38.00
Email Friend
  Order Options:  
  Add To Cart  
  Add To Wish List  
The print edition and the e-book edition of this title are also available separately.

Save when you purchase them together!

It’s the best of both worlds: this specially priced bundle includes a print copy for desk reference along with the e-book version. The e-book includes the complete text of the print edition in several different file types, readable using a variety of software and devices. You will be able to download the e-book immediately upon purchase; the print copy will be shipped to you. Note: print/e-book bundles may only be shipped to addresses within the United States; international orders cannot currently be processed online. The download link for this product can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed from your Account History. ALA eEditions downloads are designed for single users only.

About ALA eEditions e-books

eEditions e-books include bookmarked tables of contents and indexes for easy navigation within the book, and are readable using a variety of software and devices including:

  • Amazon Kindle
  • Sony eReader
  • iPhone’s Stanza eReader
  • Adobe Digital Editions eReader
  • MobiPocket eReader

This eEditions e-book is sold as a .zip file containing 3 different e-book file types:

  • ePDF, Kindle: .pdf file
  • ePub: .epub file
  • Kindle, MobiPocket: .mobi file

No eReader needed

You can read eEditions e-books on desktop computers with these free downloads:

Own an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad?

You can read eEditions e-books in .epub file format using Stanza. Detailed instructions for getting your e-books into Stanza are available here. On the iPad, .epub files can be read using the free iBooks app.

148 pages
Year Published: 2012

The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering provides a practical guide for librarians responsible for science, engineering, and/or technology information literacy instruction to understand and apply the Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology into curriculum design and ongoing instruction. The book highlights unique needs and challenges for information literacy instruction within science/engineering curricula. Experienced science and engineering librarians share their effective approaches and concrete strategies for meeting the information literacy needs of students in a variety of science and engineering disciplines. Each chapter details the unique aspects of a particular discipline, key information literacy standards and outcomes for the discipline along with strategies for instruction and integration into the curriculum. The book is particularly helpful for librarians new to science or engineering, instruction librarians, instruction coordinators and generalists who need to understand the nature of information literacy in the sciences, technology and engineering.
Table of Contents

Katherine O’Clair and Jeanne R. Davidson

Important Information Literacy Standards for Engineering
Sheila J. Young

Important Information Literacy Standards for Life and Health Sciences
Elizabeth (Betsy) Hopkins

Important Information Literacy Standards for Chemistry
Olivia Bautista Sparks

Important Information Literacy Standards for Human Nutrition
Rebecca K. Miller

Important Information Literacy Standards for Patents
John Meier

Important Information Literacy Standards for Interdisciplinary Science Courses
Linda Blake and Timothy A. Warner

Important Information Literacy Standards for Community Colleges
Amanda Bird and Anna Montgomery Johnson


About the Editors

Katherine O’Clair is the Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Librarian and College Librarian for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Katherine is actively involved in ALA, ACRL, and ACRL’s Science and Technology (STS) and Instruction Sections (IS). She was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal in 2007. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY and her M.S. in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University.

Jeanne R. Davidson is Head of Academic Program Services at Arizona State University. She is actively involved in ACRL and the Science & Technology Section (STS). She shepherded the Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology through the ACRL approval process during her time as Chair of STS. She holds a B.S in Geology from Colorado State University, an M.S. in Geology/Vertebrate Paleontology from University of Wyoming and an M.L.S. from the University of Missouri.  

  Also of interest:  
Transforming Information Literacy Programs: Intersecting Frontiers of Self, Library Culture, and Campus Community (ACRL Publications in Librarianship No. 64)
Item Number:  978-0-8389-8603-5
The book raises a broad scope of themes including the intellectual, psychological, cultural, definitional and structural issues that academic instruction librarians face in higher education environments.
Price: $62.00
Fundamentals of Library Instruction
Item Number:  978-0-8389-1141-9
With expert guidance for putting theory into practice, McAdoo’s book helps librarians connect with students as effectively as possible.
Price: $57.00
ALA Guide to Medical & Health Sciences Reference
Item Number:  978-0-8389-1023-8
This resource provides an annotated list of print and electronic biomedical and health-related reference sources, including Internet resources and digital image collections.
Price: $88.00