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Guide Editors

Jennifer Walz, Danville Community College

Julie Sweeney, Point Loma Nazarene University

Original Guide Creators

Elizabeth Fairall, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Jeff Gates, Cedarville University
Lina Poston, Nyack College

Information Literacy Interest Group

An interest group for librarians who are involved or interested in information literacy and wish to collaborate with other librarians to discuss relevant aspects of theory, practice, collaboration, trends, assessment etc. related to information literacy.

Who Can Join?

ILIG members must either be ACL members themselves or be working under the supervision of someone who is a full or associate ACL individual member at the same institution.

How Do I Join?

Send an email to stating you wish to join the Information Literacy Interest Group (ILIG) and include your full name, email address, and name of institution.

What Are Primary Topics Discussed?

  • New ACRL Framework
  • “Best Practice” IL assignments
  • “Best Practice” IL Teaching Tips
  • Collaboration with teaching faculty in the support of IL
  • Faith and learning integration and application with teaching IL
  • Assessment of IL

Information Literacy - General

Information Literacy Bibliography


Badke, W. B. (2012). Teaching research processes: The faculty role in the development of skilled student researchers. Witney, UK: Chandos Publishing. ISBN: 9781843346746

Baer, A. (2016). Information literacy and writing studies in conversation: Reenvisioning library-writing program connections. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.

Baker, K. (2013). Information literacy and cultural heritage: Developing a model for lifelong learning. Oxford: Chandos Publishing. ISBN: 9781780633862

Bell, J., & Waters, S. (2014). Doing your research project: A guide for first-time researchers. 6th ed. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Open University Press. ISBN: 9780335264469

Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2003). The craft of research. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 9780226239736

Cole, C. (2012). Information need: A theory connecting information search to knowledge formation. Medford, New Jersey: Published on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology by Information Today, Inc.

D'Angelo, B. J., Jamieson, S., Maid, B. M., & Walker, J. R. (2016). Information literacy: Research and collaboration across disciplines. Fort Collins, CO: The WAC Clearinghouse; Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado. Online:

Flaspohler, M. R. (2012). Engaging first-year students in meaningful library research: A practical guide for teaching faculty. Oxford, UK: Chandos Pub. ISBN: 9781780632940

Graff, G., Durst, R. K., and Birkenstein, C. (2012). They say/I say: The moves that matter in academic writingsBurnaby, B.C.: University of Simon Fraser Library. ISBN:978-0393912753

Grassian, E. S., & Kaplowitz, J. R. (2009). Information literacy instruction: theory and practice, second editionNew York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Hepworth, M., & Walton, G. (2013). Developing people's information capabilities: Fostering information literacy in educational, workplace and community contexts. Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Lloyd, A. (2010). Information literacy landscapes: Information literacy in education, workplace and everyday contexts. Oxford: Chandos Pub.

Lowry, C. (2016). Choosing & using sources: A guide to academic research. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Libraries. (Open Textbook Library)

McAdoo, M. L. (2012). Fundamentals of library instruction. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

Reale, M. (2016). Becoming an embedded librarian: Making connections in the classroomsChicago, IL: American Library Association. 

Saunders, L., & Wong, M. A. (2020). Instruction in libraries and information centers: An introduction. Windsor & Downs Press. 

Upson, M., Luetkenhaus, H., Hall, C. M., & Cannon, K. (2021). Information now: A graphic guide to student research and web literacy (2nd ed,). The University of Chicago Press. ISBN:  9780226766119