- 22nd Dec 2015
- 247mm x 229mm x 14mm
Trudi E. Jacobson, Distinguished Librarian, is Head of the Information Literacy Department at the University Libraries, University at Albany. Her professional interests focus on team-based and other forms of active learning, learner motivation, digital badging, and, of course, metaliteracy, a concept Tom Mackey and she developed in response to inadequate conceptions of information literacy in a rapidly changing information environment. Her website is www.trudijacobson.com. Thomas P. Mackey is Vice Provost for Academic Programs at SUNY Empire State College. His professional interests include open learning in innovative social spaces and critical engagement with emerging technologies. His collaborative work with Trudi Jacobson to originate the metaliteracy framework emphasizes the reflective learner as producer and participant in dynamic information environments. He appreciates all of their work together, especially the metaliteracy research, writing, editing, teaching, grant projects, and design of innovative learning spaces using competency-based digital badging and massive open online courses (MOOCs).
These essays offer ideas on equipping students to be agents, and this book is recommended to academic librarians.
Catholic Library Review
Metaliteracy in Practice is a valuable contribution to the literature of library and information science and explores many of the salient questions and concerns of instruction librarians and other educators, including how we may help students explore the more complex, conceptual dimensions of information literacy, such as the social, political, and ethical dimensions of information creation, distribution, and use. The book's collected chapters may serve as catalysts for librarians to reexamine their work with students and to consider ways in which they may partner with other educators to integrate information literacy (including metaliteracy) into academic programs and curricula.
Communications in Information Literacy
Metaliteracy in Practice is a welcome addition to Jacobson and Mackey's body of work on metaliteracy. Faculty in many disciplines are likely to find the case studies useful, but academic instruction librarians who have the opportunities to teach or co-teach semester-long courses will get the most out of this collection. Instruction librarians with limited opportunities beyond oneshot research workshops will not find anything directly applicable here, but may find the case studies useful in engaging with faculty around ideas related to metaliteracy.
Technical Services Quarterly (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
The concept of metaliteracy forces us to wrestle with what it means to exist in a time in which technology continues to alter the way we use and communicate information. Metaliteracy in Practice offers a solid foundation to do just that while at the same time also providing some thought provoking ideas about how to incorporate metaliteracy in a wide variety of pedagogical environments.
Research in Online Literacy Education (ROLE) (Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University)