Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6 x 9
978-1-5381-7892-8 • Hardback • June 2023 • $110.00 • (£85.00)
978-1-5381-7893-5 • eBook • June 2023 • $45.00 • (£35.00) (coming soon)
Troy A. Swanson is Teaching & Learning Librarian and Library Department Chair at Moraine Valley Community College. Troy is the author or editor of several books and articles including co-editor of Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information which received the Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award from ARCL’s Instruction Section. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on the management of technology policy in higher education. He served on ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force which issued the Framework for Information Literacy. Over his tenure as a librarian and educator, Troy has won his campus's Master Teacher and Innovation of the Year awards, as well as the Proquest Innovation in College Librarianship award from ACRL.
Swanson provides an extremely useful synthesis of current research on thinking and learning and bridges a longstanding gap between the literatures of neuroscience and information literacy. The connections he makes between theory and practice, particularly his inclusion of both affective and social dimensions of learning should encourage us to question our assumptions and reconsider our methods. The book is approachable, peppered with thought exercises that illuminate his explanations, and will catalyse new approaches to information literacy instruction and research.— Margy MacMillan, Senior Researcher, 2016-2022, Project Information Literacy
Swanson provides a concise and accessible overview of neuroscience and psychology that has long been missing from LIS approaches to information behavior and information literacy. This book should push our discussions, research and practice in a much-needed direction and open the door to more impactful information literacy instruction.— Laura Saunders, Professor, Simmons University, School of Library and Information Science