Monday, November 27, 2017

New articles: annual review of information literacy literature; marketing training workshops

The latest issue of priced publication Reference Services Review is Volume 45 Issue 4. The main item of interest is the substantial annotated bibliography on information literacy that they publish annually:
- Library instruction and information literacy 2016: Latisha Reynolds, Amber Willenborg, Samantha McClellan, Rosalinda Hernandez Linares, Elizabeth Alison Sterner (pp. 596 - 702).
523 items are listed "The majority, (370) were oriented toward academic libraries. Additional category totals include 4 Legal, 45 Medical, 46 Other, 6 Public and 52 School related publications" The list does have a bias towards North American material, not including papers from the volume of ECIL conference proceedings, as far as I can see (although, the literature generally is dominated by North American academic librarians, so it partly just reflects that). Popular topics include the ARCL Framework for IL, collaboration with faculty and teaching online.

Other articles in the issue which caught my attention
- Creating a sustainable graduate student workshop series: Bettina Peacemaker, Martha Roseberry (pp. 562 - 574) [good for practical insights into running training sessions - they are still doing this and their "Advance your research" site at provides examples of what they do.
- 8 Years of institutional assessment feedback: students’ satisfaction with library services: Monica D.T. Rysavy, Russell Michalak, Alison Wessel (pp. 544 - 561) [the satisfaction questionnaire included at least one question related to infolit]
Table of contents and abstracts at
Photo by Sheila Webber: hydrangeas, November 2017

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