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Leading Dynamic Information Literacy Programs
Best Practices and Stories from Instruction Coordinators

Edited By

Anne Behler

  • Available for pre-order on March 17, 2023. Item will ship after April 7, 2023
ISBN 9780367462796
April 7, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
192 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Leading Dynamic Information Literacy Programs delves into the library instruction coordinator’s work. Each chapter is written by practicing coordinators, who share their experiences leading information literacy programs that are nimble, responsive, and supportive of student learning. 

The volume discusses the work of instruction coordinators within 5 thematic areas: Claiming our Space within higher education and our institutions; Moving and Growing together; Curriculum Development; Meaningful Assessment; and Leading Change. Readers will gain insight from their colleagues’ advice for situating information literacy within the higher education institution, developing meaningful curricula, and using assessment in productive ways. Many of the stories represent a departure from traditional models of library instruction. In addition, this book is sure to spark inspiration for innovative approaches to program leadership and development, including strategies for developing communities of practice. 

From leadership skills and techniques, methods for cultivating shared values, pedagogical approaches, team building, assessment strategies - and everything in between - the aspiring or practicing instruction coordinator has much to gain from reading this work. 

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Claiming our Space: Library instruction in the landscape of higher education – Chapter 1. Navigating a Shifting Landscape: Information Literacy in Higher Education; Chapter 2. Situating Information Literacy within the Institution: Building a Dynamic Program; Part II. Moving and Growing Together – Chapter 3. Program Foundations: Establishing Values, Boundaries, and Priorities; Chapter 4. From Individual to Community: Building a Community of Practice Around Teaching; Part III. Curriculum Development – Chapter 5. Instruction by Design: Embedding the Library into Curriculum Design; Chapter 6. The Right Tools for the Job: Integrating a Variety of Instructional Modes into an Information Literacy Program; Part IV. Meaningful Assessment – Chapter 7. Improving Information Literacy Instruction through Programmatic Student Learning Assessment; Part V. Leading Change – Chapter 8. That’s not the way we’ve Always Done it: Coordinating Research Instruction with Innovation, Teamwork, Assessment, and Collaboration; Chapter 9. Time for a Reboot! Making Space for Instruction Program Development; Appendices.

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Anne C. Behler is Information Literacy Librarian & Instruction Coordinator for the Library Learning Services department of the Penn State University Libraries, where she leads curriculum innovation for foundational information literacy instruction. Behler’s recent scholarship explores instruction delivery strategies and leading instruction communities of practice.