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1st Edition

Information Literacy Programs
Successes and Challenges

ISBN 9780789019592
Published October 8, 2002 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Explore the vital links between technology and lifelong learning!

Get the real-life perspective of professionals at the intersection of old ways and new technology in this book written by and for librarians. Information Literacy Programs: Successes and Challenges provides you with the different viewpoints of librarians who have taken varying paths in their information literacy programs. You’ll learn about the roles of Web-based collaboration, teamwork with academic and administrative colleagues, evidence-based librarianship, and active learning strategies in library instruction programs. Information Literacy Programs can help you refresh your own teaching while opening your eyes to the many possible approaches to information literacy.

Helpful features you’ll find in Information Literacy Programs include:

  • tips on connecting with technology-savvy “Generation Y”
  • principles for multi-campus collaboration
  • guidelines for setting up a successful retreat for teaching librarians
  • information about the benefits of interdisciplinary partnerships
  • comprehensive bibliographies
  • methods for assessing your current information literacy programs
  • discussion of immersion programs for professional development



Patricia Durisin, MLIS, is Instruction Coordinator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Humanities Library in Cambridge, MA, and has been working in academic libraries for more than seven years. She also teaches as an adjunct faculty at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She has done interdisciplinary work with faculty and students, and has designed, conducted, and evaluated many library instruction programs. Ms. Durisin is interested in trends and techniques in library instruction and the use of technology to enhance educational services. This work was prepared while she was working at Simmons College Beatley Library.