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Academic librarian and English composition instructor collaboration A selective annotated bibliography 1998‐2007

Academic librarian and English composition instructor collaboration A selective annotated... Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an annotated bibliography of resources on the topic of academic librarians collaborating with English composition faculty and instructors for the implementation of information literacy instruction into English composition courses. Design/methodology/approach – In order to find relevant resources for the bibliography, the author consulted a library catalog, the WorldCat database, to find books not available in the local library, and databases to find journal articles. Databases consulted include a general database, an information science‐related database, and a library and information science‐related database. Findings – Whenever librarians collaborate with English composition faculty for information literacy, students' information literacy skills are improved. Research limitations/implications – This bibliography is limited to the time period 1998‐2007. Articles and books published before 1998 are not included. Also, popular magazines articles and newspapers articles are not included. Practical implications – This paper will be helpful to academic librarians who want to collaborate with English composition faculty members for information literacy instruction. Several examples of this type of collaboration are provided. Originality/value – This paper is a useful contribution on this topic to the library literature. Particularly, it contributes to the library literature pertaining to information literacy. Also, a database search indicates that this paper is the first annotated bibliography on its topic. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Services Review Emerald Publishing

Academic librarian and English composition instructor collaboration A selective annotated bibliography 1998‐2007

Reference Services Review , Volume 37 (1): 10 – Feb 13, 2009

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0090-7324
DOI
10.1108/00907320910934986
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an annotated bibliography of resources on the topic of academic librarians collaborating with English composition faculty and instructors for the implementation of information literacy instruction into English composition courses. Design/methodology/approach – In order to find relevant resources for the bibliography, the author consulted a library catalog, the WorldCat database, to find books not available in the local library, and databases to find journal articles. Databases consulted include a general database, an information science‐related database, and a library and information science‐related database. Findings – Whenever librarians collaborate with English composition faculty for information literacy, students' information literacy skills are improved. Research limitations/implications – This bibliography is limited to the time period 1998‐2007. Articles and books published before 1998 are not included. Also, popular magazines articles and newspapers articles are not included. Practical implications – This paper will be helpful to academic librarians who want to collaborate with English composition faculty members for information literacy instruction. Several examples of this type of collaboration are provided. Originality/value – This paper is a useful contribution on this topic to the library literature. Particularly, it contributes to the library literature pertaining to information literacy. Also, a database search indicates that this paper is the first annotated bibliography on its topic.

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Reference Services ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 13, 2009

Keywords: Librarians; Information literacy; Academic staff

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