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Best New Titles: Information Studies

Discover some of our subject librarians' favorite new titles in our "Best New Titles" series. Each week you will find a variety of selected reference titles from our New Books display that are specific to one subject area. This week, we focus on Carol Anne Germain's picks for Information Studies.

The New Information Literacy Instruction: Best Practices

The New Information Literacy Instruction: Best Practices aims to "offer guidance in planning for and implementing information literacy instruction programs in a wide range of instructional situations." Each chapter focuses on a successful information literacy course at specific universities, identifying how the program was created and how to replicate it. This text assists anyone looking to learn more about information literacy programs, and offers helpful tips to novice information literacy researchers.

Finding Reliable Information Online: Adventures of an Information Sleuth

Finding Reliable Information Online: Adventures of an Information Sleuth benefits individuals looking to understand the "magic tricks" of reference librarians and research professionals. Stebbins gives practical advice for searching anything from academic research to reliable restaurant reviews.

  • Stebbins, L.F. (2015). Finding reliable information online: Adventures of an information sleuth. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
    Dewey Library / ZA4230 .S74 2015

Research 2.0 and the Future of Information Literacy

Research 2.0 and the Future of Information Literacy explains information literacy, scientific literacy, and academic literacy "from the viewpoint of scientific research." This text is of particular interest to readers focusing on issues relating to research data and new metrics of scientific output in relationship to literacies.

  • Koltay, T., Spiranec, S., & Karvalics, L.Z. (Eds.). (2016). Research 2.0 and the future of information literacy. Cambridge, UK: Chandos Publishing.
    Dewey Library / ZA3075 .R474 2016

Advances in Librarianship

The latest volume of the Advances in Librarianship book series focuses on "Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice." This volume contains contributions from researchers, educators, and practitioners on the subject of libraries in relation to human rights and social justice. Entries such as "The Role of Students in Diversity and Inclusion in Library and Information Science" and "Counter-Storytelling in the LIS Curriculum" may be of particular interest to students and educators.

  • Gorham, U., Taylor, N.G., & Jaeger, P.T. (Eds.). (2016). Advances in librarianship (Vol. 41). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
    Dewey Library / Z674 .A4

Integrating the Web Into Everyday Library Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians

This guide provides librarians with solutions to basic computer problems, such as troubleshooting Internet connections, as well as providing explanations about online information storage. In addition, Leggett offers advice for enhancing the online presence of libraries.

Need Additional Assistance?

Help is available! Contact Carol Anne Germain, Subject Librarian for Information Studies, at or stop by during her office hours on Mondays from 1-4pm at Dewey.

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