Concise Guide to Information Literacy
3rd Edition
by Scott Lanning and Caitlin Gerrity
February 2022, 196pp, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
1 volume, Libraries Unlimited

Paperback: 978-1-4408-7819-0
$55, £43, 48€, A76
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Packing a wealth of information into a concise format, this book will be your go-to guide for teaching students basic information literacy skills.

This flexible text can serve as the basis of a course in information literacy or as a supplemental text or basic research guide in any course.

Both a students’ textbook and an instructional reference for educators, this brief but information-rich text teaches students what information literacy is and why it’s such an important skill to develop. Authors Scott Lanning and Caitlin Gerrity concentrate on developing skills and behaviors that positively impact the information literacy process. They teach such skills as evaluating and using information and behaviors like exploring, analyzing, and creating.

Updated to incorporate the new AASL standards, this third edition of Concise Guide to Information Literacy includes new information on the value of curiosity and choice in the research process, offers a new model of the research process (the Reflective Inquiry Model), and updates the Decision Points Information Seeking Model that describes how student researchers choose to use the information they’ve found. This book has proven to be invaluable for high school and college students learning about information literacy and librarians and teachers in upper high school and community college settings.


  • Aids 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 in a quick and efficient way
  • Furnishes librarians and teachers with a concise textbook that is useful for student instruction and as a research guide
  • Provides links to the AASL standards, the ACRL Frameworks, and Bloom's Taxonomy
Scott Lanning is associate professor and librarian at Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT. He has been a librarian since 1984. He has written and presented on many topics, and he is the author of Reference and Instructional Services for Information Literacy Skills in School Libraries.

Caitlin Gerrity is associate professor and librarian at Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT. She earned her MLIS from Drexel University. She currently teaches college-level research and information literacy skills and directs the School Library Endorsement Program, which prepares teacher librarians for the State of Utah and beyond. Gerrity was named the 2019 Librarian of the Year by the Utah Library Association.
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