Faculty-Librarian Collaborations: Integrating the Information Literacy Framework into Disciplinary Courses

ACRL. Dec. 2020. 238p. ed. by Michael Stöpel & others. ISBN 9780838948521. pap. $65. PRO MEDIA
Collaboration between faculty and librarians is important yet challenging; this book provides practical examples of how to make it work in the classroom. Stöpel (user svcs. librarian, American Univ. of Paris), Livia Piotto (reference and instruction coordinator, John Cabot Univ.), Xan Goodman (health sciences librarian, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas), and Samantha Godbey (education librarian, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas) have compiled a useful collection of eight case studies and 10 lesson plans on working with faculty to integrate information literacy concepts into coursework from various disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels; each chapter concludes with a bibliography. The book was inspired by the workshop “Co-design: Integrating Information Literacy into Your Disciplinary Course,” sponsored by the American International Consortium of Academic Libraries (AMICAL); a description of that workshop is in the first two chapters. Brief biographical information about the 17 contributors is available in an appendix.
VERDICT Highly recommended for instruction and liaison librarians at academic libraries. Instruction librarians will especially appreciate the detailed lesson plans, complete with learning outcomes, necessary materials, and more. Readers interested in library instruction lesson plans should also consider Ray Pun and Meggan Houlihan’s The First-Year Experience Cookbook.
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