(via Rachel Olsen, University of North Carolina Greensboro)
The editors of the upcoming ACRL publication Teaching Information Literacy in Political Science, Public Affairs, and International Studies (TILPSPAIS) seek chapter proposals. The book is scheduled for publication in 2025.
As undergraduate students enter classrooms in this pandemic-changed, politically charged social climate, teaching information literacy skills has become ever more challenging and vital. Incorporating such critical skills into library instruction, whether one-shot sessions or scaffolded lessons, can be tricky and requires thoughtful planning. Liaison librarians to political science, public affairs, international studies, and related fields face special challenges in adapting traditional information literacy practices to the dynamic topics and unique resources of their disciplines. Gray literature, government data, policy documents, social media, and more must be addressed alongside conventional scholarly publications.
The interdisciplinary nature of politics, policy, and international studies courses offers many opportunities for active and applied learning but also requires additional considerations for locating and evaluating information. This book will aid both novice and advanced liaison librarians alike in their work with political science, public policy, law, government, international relations, global affairs, and similar disciplines at their institutions.
Rachel Olsen is an Assistant Professor and the Social Sciences Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she works with the Political Science department, among many other academic departments. She is heavily involved with the North Carolina Library Association and with ACRL’s Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section (PPIRS).
Kimberly MacVaugh is the School of Foreign Service & Government Liaison and Reference Librarian at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where she supports the political science and international affairs programs. Kim is the ACRL liaison to the American Political Science Association (APSA) and serves on the executive committee of PPIRS.
Chapter proposals due Friday, September 8, 2023
Proposals accepted by October 2, 2023
Chapter drafts due June 3, 2024
Revisions/Edits June-August 2024
Manuscript to ACRL September 2024