Get informed on getting informed with The Information Literacy User’s Guide. This book offers methods for acquiring the best research for papers and presentations. Therefore, it is an essential tool for college students, many of whom conduct research and need the skills taught in this guide.
Several library science professionals collaborated on the book to make it digestible for students in a range of academic majors.
For starters, The Information Literacy User’s Guide breaks the research process into seven simple steps: identify, scope, plan, gather, evaluate, manage, and present. Each step is its own chapter in the guide. Then, the final chapters explain visual literacy and science literacy.
The book also provides learning exercises. These help readers to practice finding reputable sources, citing sources, and more. There are also quizzes and case studies to aid engagement with the material.
About the Authors of The Information Literacy User’s Guide
Deborah Bernnard is director of the Dewey Graduate Library at the State University of New York at Albany. Greg Bobish, who also edited this book, is an associate librarian at the State University of New York at Albany. Daryl Bullis is lead instruction librarian at Babson College. Jenna Hecker is an instructional developer at the State University of New York at Albany. Irina Holden is a professor of information literacy and an information literacy and science outreach librarian in the State University of New York at Albany’s Science Library. Allison Hosier is an information literacy librarian at Coastal Carolina University. Trudi Jacobson, who also edited The Information Literacy User’s Guide, is director of the State University of New York at Albany’s Information Literacy Department. Tor Loney is a youth services librarian at Albany Public Library. She is also a previous information literacy librarian and instructor at the State University of New York at Albany.