Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Creating a Comprehensive Information Literacy Plan

Burkhardt, Joanna M., Mary C. MacDonald, and Andree J. Rathemacher. Creating a Comprehensive Information Literacy Plan: A How-to-Do-It Manual and CD-ROM for Librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2005. ISBN 1-55570-533-2

Although the bulk of the examples are for a college audience, this resource includes a running example from a K-6 school and would be valuable for secondary librarians as well. Many books focus on teaching information literacy skills, but not many hold your hand and offer step-by-step guidance about building an information literacy plan. This one does, and it provides plenty of worksheets and real-life examples along the way. -- Jen

Library Journal Starred Review:
Transform[s] a monumental endeavor into a manageable task by removing most of the guesswork in creating an information literacy program...This is an essential resource, highly recommended for those needing to launch an IL program...there is practical information and a model plan for grades K-6.