Discovery Tools, Fava Beans, and a Nice Chianti: Searching the Library's Catalog to Locate Tantalizing Topics within the Collection

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The Discovery Tool Cookbook: Recipes for Successful Lesson Plans, Edited by Nancy Fawley and Nikki Krysak, showcases tested lessons by librarians and practitioners for teaching information literacy using a discovery tool. The third volume in the successful ACRL Cookbookseries features "recipes" sorted by lesson type and level of student preparedness, including all the information needed to replicate (or customize) each dish at your own institution. The IL Framework is infused in each of the 49 lessons, which suit a mix of abilities, learning outcomes, and patron types, including K-12 and ELL students, with options for flipping instruction to maximize learning outside of the classroom.

The Discovery Tool Cookbook is essential for all academic and school librarians wanting to create fun lesson plans that incorporate a discovery layer.


This is a chapter in an edited book.

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The Discovery Tool Cookbook: Recipes for Successful Lesson Plans