Call for Submissions: Forthcoming Book on Information Literacy Instruction

Please consider submitting a case study proposal to the forthcoming book Framing Health Care Instruction: An Information Literacy Handbook for the Health Sciences, to be published with Rowman & Littlefield in 2019. Below is a more detailed description of the topic. Proposals are due June 22, 2018.

Call For Case Studies

Framing Health Care Instruction: An Information Literacy Handbook for the Health Sciences is an upcoming handbook that will serve as a primer on the ACRL Framework and its application in health sciences information literacy instruction. Through descriptive content and case studies, this book will serve as both a primer for health sciences librarians new to bibliographic instruction and as a source of didactic inspiration for those currently working in the domain.

Information literacy competencies are critical for higher education students and professionals, to include those in the health sciences. The Association for College and Research Libraries, a subdivision of the American Library Association, provides guidance on the information literacy skills that students should be acquiring throughout their academic tenure. This book will discuss information literacy instruction in progressively higher-stakes health sciences populations (undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, professional) in academic and hospital settings. The needs of specific health sciences disciplines will be addressed, as will varying instructional formats and didactic approaches. Assessment standards relating to information literacy will also be discussed.

Here’s where you come in! Each Frame-based chapter will be accompanied by four case studies, representing the important work you are doing in this field at your institutions. Case studies will feature information literacy lesson plans that target our identified learning populations, and we are seeking a wide variety of health sciences/medical disciplines (e.g., allopathic and osteopathic medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health, social work, etc.).

Case studies proposals will include the following:




Email Address:

Mailing Address:

(Please provide above information for all co-authors)

ACRL Frame (please list all that apply):

Audience (UG/G/Post-Grad/Professional) (please list all that apply):

Discipline (please list all that apply):

Setting (e.g., lesson accompanying library instruction for junior nursing students beginning their clinical rotations):

Learning Outcomes:

Title Of Proposed Lesson Plan:

Submission information and due dates:

Email the above information to by June 22, 2018 Notifications will be sent out in early July 2018 If selected for inclusion, your full case study will be due on August 31, 2018 and consist of a 600-800-word (~2-3 typed, double spaced pages) description of the lesson plan.

Email with any questions. We look forward to your proposals!

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