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Information Literacy in Practice

 In 2009, President Obama signed a proclamation declaring October National Information Literacy Month, stating: “An informed and educated citizenry is essential to the functioning of our modern democratic society, and I encourage educational and community institutions across the country to help Americans find and evaluate the information they seek, in all its forms.” In addition, governors of 21 states (including New York) and one US territory have also signed the proclamation.


This year, the Dewey blog is celebrating by focusing on some of the resources we have on information literacy in practice. Here are a few of the many resources on the subject that you will find in Minerva, our online catalog:


Blogging as Change: Transforming Science & Math Education through New Media Literacies edited by April Luehmann. New York: Peter Lang, c2011. Science Library / QA 181 B56 2011.


Building Bridges: Connecting Faculty, Students, and the College Library by Monty L. McAdoo. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. Dewey Library / Z 675 U5 M358 2010.


Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Culture and Classroom by Renee Hobbs. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, c2011. University Library / LB 1043 H627 2011.


Engaging First-Year Students in Meaningful Library Research: A Practical Guide for Teaching Faculty by Molly R. Flaspohler. Oxford, UK: Chandos Pub., 2012. Dewey Library / Z 711.25 C65 F53 2012.


Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction by Maria T. Accardi. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press, 2013. Dewey Library / Z 711.25 C65 A27 2013.


Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction: Applying Research to Practice in the School Library Media Center by Nancy Pickering Thomas.  Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, c2004. Dewey Library / Z 711.2 T496 2004.


Information Literacy and the School Library Media Center by Joie Taylor. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, c2006. Dewey Library / ZA 3075 T39 2006.


Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries: Principles, Programs, and People by Donna L. Gilton. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2012. Dewey Library / Z 718.8 G55 2012.


Linking Literacy and Libraries in Global Communities by Marlene Asselin and Ray Doiron.

Farnham, UK; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Dewey Library / Z 716.4 A86 2013.


Student Engagement and the Academic Library by Loanne Snavely. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,©2012. Dewey Library / Z 675 U5 S8334 2012.


Successful Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate Research edited by Marta Deyrup and Beth Bloom. LanhamMD: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013. University Library / LB 2369 S827 2013.


Teaching Information Literacy Online edited by Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2011. Dewey Library / ZA 3075 T427 2011.


Using Pop Culture to Teach Information Literacy: Methods to Engage a New Generation byLinda D. Behen. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, c2006. Dewey Library / ZA 3075 B43 2006.


For more information on this and other topics in information science, contact subject specialist Deborah Bernnard at 442-3699 or


Post created by Cary Gouldin.

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