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Free Information Literacy Book

This is belated news, but the School of Information class SI641 (University of Michigan) has published a book, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Information Literacy But Were Afraid to Google, ed. Kristin Fontichiaro, online. The book can be found at Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/266557).

It ranges from K-12 to higher education and specialized settings (including archives and special academic libraries), and thoughts on creating content and methodologies.

Briefly, from the book regarding SI641’s content and objectives (this is a core course in the LIS curriculum, and I took it too!):

This course introduces theories and best practices for integrating library-user instruction with faculty partnerships. Instructional roles are presented within the wider context of meeting institutional learning goals. Students acquire explicit knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to design, develop, integrate, and assess curriculum and instruction in a variety of information settings, including educational and public organizations. The integral relationship between technology and information literacy is examined. Students are given opportunities to partner with professional mentors in schools, academic libraries, museums, and in other educational institutions.

Please check out the book!