Concise Guide to Information Literacy
, 2nd Edition
by Scott Lanning
March 2017, 182pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Libraries Unlimited

Paperback: 978-1-4408-5138-4
$40, £30, 34€, A58
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-5139-1
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Are you teaching to the new information literacy standards from AASL and ACRL (Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education)? This book will ensure that you meet the latest standards.

This concise but information-packed text helps high school students in upper grade levels and lower division college and university students quickly master the basics of information literacy.

A student’s textbook and an instructional reference for educators: the second edition of Concise Guide to Information Literacy is both. It teaches students what information literacy is and why it is an important skill to develop—for their schoolwork as well as for success in life outside of school. The guide covers major areas in the information literacy process, including locating, evaluating, and applying information successfully. It also gives professors, teachers, and librarians a flexible text that can serve as the basis of a course in information literacy or research skills, a basic research guide for any information literacy course, or a supplemental text.

This second edition has been reorganized for greater ease of use based on the information literacy models consulted. All chapters have been fully updated and now include extended coverage of the topics that appeared in the first edition; additionally, a new chapter on managing information has been added.


  • Serves school and academic librarians and others in teaching basic information literacy skills to students
  • Helps students learn how to find, analyze, use, and process information quickly and efficiently
  • Supplies librarians and teachers with a concise textbook that is useful for student instruction and as a research guide
Scott Lanning is professor of library media at Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT. He has been a librarian for more than 30 years and has taught information literacy skills for more than 20 years. Lanning is author of a number of articles about librarianship, and he wrote the Libraries Unlimited book Reference and Instructional Services for Information Literacy Skills in School Libraries.


"Upper high school and college students would find this book to be a good introduction to information literacy while more experienced students and professionals would find it to be a welcome review of the importance of information literacy. Recommended."—School Library Connection, October 1, 2017
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