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Information Literacy Interest Group: Bibliographies



Belanger, J., Zou, N., Mills, J. R., Holmes, C., & Oakleaf, M. (2015). Project RAILS: Lessons learned about rubric assessment of information literacy skills. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 15(4), 623–644.

Catalano, A. (2015). The effect of a situated learning environment in a distance education information literacy courseJournal of Academic Librarianship, 41(5), 653-659.

Holliday, W., Dance, B., Davis, E., Fagerheim, B., Hedrich, A., Lundstrom, K., & Martin, P. (2015). An information literacy snapshot: Authentic assessment across the curriculumCollege & Research Libraries, 76(2), 170–187.

Oakleaf, M. (2014). A roadmap for assessing student learning using the new framework for information literacy for higher educationThe Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(5), 510-514.​ 

Tewell, E.C., & Angell, K. (2015). Far from a trivial pursuit: Assessing the effectiveness of games in information literacy instruction. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 10(1), 20–33.

Turnbow, D., & Zeidman-Karpinski, A. (2016). Don’t use a hammer when you need a screwdriver: How to use the right tools to create assessment that mattersCommunications In Information Literacy, 10(2).



Bowles-Terry, M., & Kvenild, C. (2015). Classroom assessment techniques for librarians. Chicago, Illinois: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Curriculum Mapping​

Booth, C., Lowe, M. S., Tagge, N., & Stone, S. M. (2015). Degrees of impact: Analyzing the effects of progressive librarian course collaborations on student performance. College & Research Libraries, 76(5), 623–651.

Buchanan, H., Webb, K. K., Houk, A. H., & Tingelstad, C. (2015). Curriculum mapping in academic libraries. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 21(1), 94-111.

Gardner Archambault, S., & Masunaga, J. (2015) Curriculum mapping as a strategic planning tool. Journal of Library Administration, 55(6), 503-519. 

Lemire, S., & Graves, S. (2019). Mapping out a strategy: Curriculum mapping applied to outreach and instruction programs. College & Research Libraries, 80(2), 273-288.

Faculty Collaboration

Keegan, T., & McElroy, K. (2015). Archives Alive!: Librarian-faculty collaboration and an alternative to the five-page paper. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

Nalani Meulemans, Y., & Carr, A. (2012). Not at your service: Genuine faculty-librarian partnershipsReference Services Review, 41(1), 80-90.

Watts, J., & Mahfood, S. (2015). Collaborating with faculty to assess research consultations for graduate students. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 34(2), 70–87.

Information Literacy for Adult Learners

Rapchak, M., & Behary, R. (2013). Digital immigrants, digital learning: Reaching adults through information literacy instruction onlineJournal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 7(4), 349-359.

Rhoden, L. (2015). Designing information literacy instruction for adult learnersThe Christian Librarian, 58(1), 26-35.

Information Literacy Framework


Beilin, I. (February 25, 2015). Beyond the threshold : Conformity, resistance and the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

Burgess, C. (2015). Teaching students, not standards: The new ACRL information literacy framework and threshold crossing for instructionsPartnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 10(1).

Carncross, M. (2015). Redeveloping a course with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: From skills to process. College & Research Libraries News, 76,(5), 248-273.

Dempsey, P. R., & Jagman, H. (2016). “I Felt Like Such a Freshman”: First-Year Students Crossing the Library Thresholdportal: Libraries and the Academy, 16(1), 89-107.

Jacobson, T. E., & Craig Gibson, C. (2015). First Thoughts on Implementing the Framework for Information LiteracyCommunications in Information Literacy 9(2),102-110.

Townsend, L., Brunetti, K., & Hofer, A. R. (2011). Threshold concepts and information literacyportal: Libraries and the Academy, 11(3), 853-869.



Harmeyer, D., & Baskin, J. J. (2018). Implementing the information literacy framework: A practical guide for librariansLanham: Rowman and Littlefield.

McClure, R., In Purdy, J. P. (2016). The future scholar: Researching and teaching the frameworks for writing and information literacy. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc.

McClure, R., & Kramer, M. (2016). Rewired: Research-writing partnerships in a frameworks state of mind. Chicago, Illinois : Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.


Information Literacy - General


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

Burgess, R. (2018). Can you hear me now? Creating a library class in an LMS to reach out to studentsThe Christian Librarian, 61(2). 

Chen, Y. (2015). Testing the impact of an information literacy course: Undergraduates’ perceptions and use of the university libraries’ web portalLibrary and Information Science Research, 37, 263-274.

Cook, D. B., & Klipfel, M. K. (2015). How do our students learn? An outline of a cognitive psychological model for information literacy instructionReference & User Services Quarterly, 55(1), 34–41.

Detlor, B., Booker, L., Serenko, A., & Julien, H. (2012). Student perceptions of information literacy instruction: The importance of active learningEducation for Information29(2), 147-161.

Dempsey, A. (2019). Becoming a leader: Creating change as a new instruction librarianLOEX Quarterly, 46(3), Article 4. 

Farrell, R., & Badke, W. (2015). Situating information literacy in the disciplines: A practical and systematic approach for academic librariansReference Services Review, 43(2), 319–340.

Klipfel, K. M. (2015). Authenticity and learning: Implications for reference librarianship and information literacy instructionCollege & Research Libraries, 76(1), 19-30.

Mackey, T. P., & Jacobson, T. E. (2011). Reframing information literacy as a metaliteracyCollege & Research Libraries, 72(1), 62-78.

Margolin, S., & Hayden, W. (2015). Beyond mechanics: Reframing the pedagogy and development of information literacy teaching toolsJournal of Academic Librarianship, 41(5), 602-612.

Moselen, C., & Wang, L. (2014). Integrating information literacy into academic curricula: A professional development programme for librarians at the university of Auckland. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(2), 116-123.

O’Kelly, M., Garrison, J., Merry, B., & Torreano, J. (2015). Building a peer-learning service for students in an academic libraryportal: Libraries and the Academy, 15(1), 163–182.

Palsson, F., & McDade, C. L. (2014). Factors affecting the successful implementation of a common assignment for first-year composition information literacyCollege & Undergraduate Libraries, 21(2), 193-209.

Price, R., Becker, K., Clark, L., & Collins, S. (2011). Embedding information literacy in a first-year business undergraduate courseStudies in Higher Education, 36(6), 705-718.

Subramaniam, M., Ahn, J., Waugh, A., Taylor, N. G., Druin, A., Fleischmann, K. R., & Walsh, G. (2015). The role of school librarians in enhancing science learningJournal of Librarianship & Information Science, 47(1), 3-16.

Woodward, K. M. (2015). Information literacy in competency-based education: Reflections on the flex option at the University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeCollege & Research Libraries News, 76(3), 118-121.

Zhang, Q., Goodman, M., and Xie, S. (2015). Integrating library instruction into the course management system for a first-year engineering class: An evidence-based study measuring the effectiveness of blended learning on students’ information literacy levels. College & Research Libraries, 76(7), 934-958.



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

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.

  • Review: Wilson, T. D. (2012). [Review of the book Information need: A theory connecting information search to knowledge formation, by C. Cole] Information Research, 17(2). Retrieved from

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:

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

  • Review: Bruce, C. (2011). [Review of the book Information literacy instruction: Theory and practice, by E. S. Grassian, & J. R. Kaplowitz] Australian Library Journal, 60(2), 177-178.

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.

  • Review: Cheverie, J. (Ed.). (2010). [Review of the book Information literacy landscapes: Information literacy in education, workplace and everyday contexts, by A. Lloyd] The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 36(5), 454-458.

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

  • Review: Duffin, K. (2013). [Review of the book Fundamentals of library instruction, by M. L. McAdoo] Public Services Quarterly, 9(1), 56-57.

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

  • Review: Church, D. (2016). [Review of the book Becoming an embedded librarian: Making connections in the classroom, by M. Reale] Reference and User Services Quarterly, 55(4), 317. 

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



Head, A. J., Van Hoeck, M., & Garson, D. S. (2015). Lifelong learning in the digital age: A content analysis of recent research on participationFirst Monday, 20(2).

Hinchliffe, L. J., Rand, A., & Collier, J. (2018). Predictable information literacy misconceptions of first-year college studentsCommunications in Information Literacy12(1), 4–18.

Keba, M., & Fairall, E. (2020). Not a blank slate: Information literacy misconceptions in first-year experience coursesCommunications in Information Literacy, 14 (2), 255–268.

Tewell, E. (2015). A decade of critical information literacy: A review of the literature. Communications in Information Literacy, 9(1), 24–43.



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

  • Review: Shaffett, J. E. (2014). Teaching Research Processes: The Faculty Role in the Development of Skilled Researchers. Teaching Theology & Religion17(1), 87-88.

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

  • Review: Cox, F. (2015). Doing your research project: A guide for first time researchers (6th ed). Journal Of Perioperative Practice25(4), 64.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Teaching Tips


Azadbakht, E. S., & Polacek, K. M. (2015) Information literacy instruction with PrimoReference & User Services Quarterly, 54(3), 23-26.

Bean, J. C. and Weimer, M. (2011). Engaging ideas: The professor's guide to integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning in the classroomSan Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 

Blummer, B. (2007). Utilizing WebQuests for information literacy instruction in distance educationCollege & Undergraduate Libraries, 14(3), 45-62.

Bruehl, M., Pan, D., & Ferrer-Vinent, I. J. (2015). Demystifying the chemistry literature: Building information literacy in first-year chemistry students through student-centered learning and experiment design. Journal of Chemical Education, 92(1), 52–57.

Carroll, A. J., Tchangalova, N., & Harrington, E. G. (2016). Flipping one-shot library instruction: using Canvas and Pecha Kucha for peer teachingJournal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA104(2), 125.

Cooney, M. (2008). Business information literacy instructionJournal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 11(1), 3-25.

Fontno, T. J., & Brown, D. N. (2015). Putting information literacy in the students’ hands: The elementary learning centers approach applied to instruction in higher educationCollege & Research Libraries News, 76(2), 92-97.

Gonzales, B. M. (2014). Online tutorials and effective information literacy instruction for distance learnersJournal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 8(1/2), 45-55.

Khailova, L. (2017). Flipping library information literacy sessions to maximize student active learning: Toward articulating effective design and implementation principlesReference & User Services Quarterly, 56(3), 150-155.

Lundstrom, K., Diekema, A. R., Leary, H., Haderlie, S., and Holliday, W. (2015).Teaching and learning information synthesisCommunications in Information Literacy, 9(1), 60-82.

Schiller, N. (2008) Finding a Socratic Method for information literacy instructionCollege & Undergraduate Libraries, 15(1-2), 39-56.

Webb, K. K., and Hoover, J. (2015). Universal design for learning (UDL) in the academic library: A methodology for mapping multiple means of representation in library tutorialsCollege and Research Libraries, 76(4), 537-553.

Williams, S. (2010). New tools for online information literacy instructionThe Reference Librarian, 51(2), 148-162.



Accardi, M. T., Drabinski, E., & Kumbier, A. (2010). Critical library instruction theories and methods. Duluth, Minn: Library Juice Press.

  • Review: Langholt, J. (2012). [Review of book Critical library instruction: Theories and methods, by M. T. Accardi, E. Drabinski, & A. Kumbler]. Library Quarterly, 82(1), 93-96.

Bravender, P., McClure, H. A., & Schaub, G. (Eds.) (2015). Teaching information literacy threshold concepts: Lesson plans for librarians. Chicago: ACRL.

  • Review: Agee, A. (2015). Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians. Reference & User Services Quarterly55(2), 172.

Brier, D. J., & Lebbin, V. K. (2016). Teaching information literacy through short stories. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Buchanan, H. E., & McDonough, B. A. (2014). The one-shot library instruction survival guide. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions.

  • Review: Glass, B. J. (2014). Buchanan, Heidi E. & Beth A. McDonough. The one-shot library instruction survival guide. Library Journal, 139(16), 101.

Burkhardt, J. M., MacDonald, M. C., & Rathemacher, A. J. (2010). Teaching information literacy: 50 standards-based exercises for college students, second edition. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions.

  • Review: Barker, J. K. (2011). A review of “teaching information literacy: 50 standards-based exercises for college students.” Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 16(1-2), 71-72.

Cook, D., & Sittler, R. (2009). Practical pedagogy for library instructors: 17 innovative strategies to improve student learningChicago, IL: ACRL

  • Review: Camacho, L. (2012). [Review of the book Practical pedagogy for library instructors: 17 innovative strategies to improve student learning, by L. Camacho] Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 12(2), 227-228.

Heine, C., & O'Connor, D. (2014). Teaching information fluency: How to teach students to be efficient, ethical, and critical information consumers. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Hunter, R. (2004). Madeline Hunter's mastery teaching: Increasing instructional effectiveness in elementary and secondary schoolsThousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Kaplowitz, J. R. (2012). Transforming information literacy instruction using learner-centered teachingNew York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.                                   

  • Review: Linning, L. (2012). [Review of the book Transforming information literacy instruction using learner-centered teaching, by J. R. Kaplowitz] Australian Library Journal, 61(3), 248.

Ragains, P. (Ed.). (2013). Information literacy instruction that works: A guide to teaching by discipline and student population, second edition. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

  • Review: Brantley, S. (2014). [Review of the book Information literacy instruction that works: A guide to teaching by discipline and student population, edited by P. Ragains] Public Services Quarterly, 10(4), 317-318.

Swanson, T. A. (2015). Not just where to click: Teaching students how to think about information. Chicago, Ill: Assoc. of College and Research Libraries.

  • Review: Louderback, P. (2015). Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information. Reference & User Services Quarterly55(2), 171.

Veldof, J. (2006). Creating the one-shot library workshop: a step-by-step guideChicago, IL: ALA Editions.

  • Review: Hogan, P. (2006). [Review of the book Creating the one-shot library workshop: A step-by-step guide, by J. Veldof] Booklist, 103(2), 94.

Walsh, A. (2018). Librarians' book on teaching through games and playTallinn, Harju Makrond, Estonia: Innovative Libraries. 

Wiggins, G. P. and McTighe, J. (2008). Understanding by design. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.