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Bravender, Patricia, Hazel McClure, and Gayle Schaub. Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians. Chicago, Illinois: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015.

Burkhardt, Joanna M. Teaching Information Literacy Reframed: 50+ Framework-Based Exercises for Creating Information-Literate Learners. Chicago: Neal-Schuman, 2016.

Burkhardt, Joanna M., Mary C. MacDonald, and Andrée J. Rathemacher. Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students. 2nd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. [Diana has a copy.]

George, Mary W. The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2008. 

Hisle, David, and Katy Kavanagh Webb. Information Literacy Concepts. Joyner Library, 2017. OER textbook available at

Ohio State University Libraries. 2015. Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research.
Our free (to everyone) ebook is available at It includes activities for students to do, as well as text on information literacy. You can also use the free Instructors’ Resources we developed to help instructors work information literacy activities into their courses without having to redesign the course. There are at least two active learning activities for each ebook chapter, and copyright and fair use are included.  The Instructor Resources are at Most activities take 10-15 minutes to conduct.  

Sittler, Ryan, and Douglas Cook. 2009. The Library Instruction Cookbook. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2009.


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