Patrick Ragains is Business and Government Information Librarian at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has published articles in American Libraries, Communications in Information Literacy, Journal of Government Information, Portal: Libraries and the Academy, and Research Strategies, two of which were recognized by ALA's Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) as among the best 20 articles on library instruction published in 1995 and 2001. In 2008 the first edition of this book received the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award from the Instruction Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Ragains is former chair of the ACRL Research Committee and is active in the ACRL Instruction Section.
- Table of Contents
- About the Author
- English Literature
- Art and Art History
- Film Studies
- Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Coverage of additional special topics, including legal information for non-law students, government information, and patent searching, make this a complete guide to information literacy instruction.
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"If your library has the previous edition, this is not just a surface level of edition change, but rather one that adds to the work and adds meaningful contribution. This work is recommended for information literacy librarians in academic and public libraries."
— Catholic Library World
"I found this information literacy book more practical than others I have read on the topic. Each subject chapter can be used separately by any librarian preparing to teach a college-level class in that discipline. The online and print resources, along with the ‘webextras' available on the publisher's website are plentiful … This book will make an excellent addition to academic libraries and to special libraries, especially in the art, music, or business fields."
— Journal of Library Innovation
"By identifying the major challenges that teaching librarians face, this book acculturates readers to the field of information literacy. Moreover, by offering strategies and resources to overcome these challenges, it gives them the means to become more effective teachers."
— Reference & User Services Quarterly
"Provides essential, useful information on the best methods of delivering and teaching information literacy (IL) in tertiary institutions. Furthermore, it offers information and key points regarding teaching information literacy in different disciplines. That both editor and contributors are well established, experienced professionals increases the book's credibility and usefulness."
— Australian Library Journal