rusq: Vol. 53 Issue 2: p. 192
Sources: Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy & Scholarly Communication
Sara Rofofsky Marcus

Contributing Faculty, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy & Scholarly Communication. Edited by Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Merinda Kaye Hensley. Chicago: ACRL, 2013. 340 p. Paper $54 (ISBN: 978-083898621-9).

Edited by the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University and the Institutional Services Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this volume addresses the fast-growing recognition of the intersection of information literacy and scholarly communication occurring specifically in academic libraries. Presenting 17 chapters authored by 28 librarians, scholars, and practitioners of librarianship in the United States and Canada, the work offers a diverse range of essays on how information literacy and scholarly communication support and affect each other. The contributors address undergraduate, graduate, and specialized programs and institutions as well as faculty concerns, demonstrating and illustrating the interrelatedness of two vital areas of academic librarianship: teaching information literacy and the concept of scholarly communication.

Seasoned and future librarians reading this book will find chapters that offer guidance and inspiration in opening dialogues grounded in information literacy at their own institutions with students, faculty, and administrators. Topics covered include new and often unfamiliar areas such as open access, publishing models, and the social and economic aspects of scholarship and publishing, leading to a raised awareness of these subjects. More familiar topics such as copyright and fair use are also addressed, focusing specifically on how they relate to scholarly communication and information literacy.

Drawing on research and experience of the contributors, this volume will serve as groundwork for future work by scholars and practitioners. With the growing emphasis on open access, information literacy, and the need to publish or perish, this book provides the basis for several information literacy sessions that can be held with students, faculty, and administrators at any academic institution or other institution that has workers who publish.

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