The Big6 Workshop Handbook
Implementation and Impact, 4th Edition
by Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz
March 2011, 307pp, 8 1/2x11
1 volume, Linworth

Paperback: 978-1-58683-422-7
$50, £39, 44€, A69

Today’s students need information literacy skills more than ever before. While essential skills did include reading, writing, and arithmetic, there is now an essential fourth “R”—Research! “Research” means “information literacy,” and the best way to teach it is using the Big6 approach.

This latest spiral-bound edition of The Big6 Workshop Handbook contains information that is current and essential to understanding and implementing this premier information literacy model.

The Big6 was first developed in 1987 as a simple, flexible, and broadly applicable approach to teaching and learning essential information literacy skills. At its most fundamental level, the Big6 is a six-stage process model for information problem-solving and decision-making. For over 20 years, the successful Big6 formula has been constantly expanded and refined with the input of thousands of teachers and many more students—in both public and private education settings.

Today’s latest incarnation of The Big6 Workshop Handbook includes the Super3 process; using the Big6 to teach technology skills; integration with subject area curricula, assessment, and standardized testing; connecting with national, state, and school district standards; and micro and macro-level planning. Everyone from classroom teachers and teacher librarians to administrators and parents will find it invaluable.


  • This latest, Fourth Edition contains updated worksheets and training exercises, a major revision of the section on the Super3, expanded lists of resources, and a new chapter on integrating Big6 Skills with state and national curriculum standards
  • Includes valuable teaching materials such as worksheets, sample skills by unit matrix, services by unit matrix, Big6 curriculum annual timeline planner, parents exercises, Big6 planning forms, and an evaluation form
  • Features a spiral-bound construction that makes this handbook even easier to use and refer to than before
Michael B. Eisenberg is dean emeritus and professor at the Information School of the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Eisenberg cocreated the Big6 approach to information literacy. He is the author of numerous titles regarding the Big6, Information Literacy: Essential Skills for the Information Age.

Robert E. Berkowitz, MA, MLS, is library and information specialist at Wayne Central High School, Ontario Center, NY. Berkowitz cocreated the Big6 approach to information literacy. He is the author of many titles about the Big6, including Big6 Research Notebook and the article, "Moving Every Child Ahead: The Big6 Success Strategy."


"Educators will find this edition of the Big6 Handbook to be essential in helping develop information literacy skills and put them into practice. . . . Whether one is using Big6 for the first time, or well versed but seeking to stay current with the latest concepts, this volume will support and expand instructional efforts."—Library Media Connection, November 1, 2011
By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.
Accept All Cookies | Decline.