Information Literacy takes readers systematically through the management of a research activity, from conception to final product. Each chapter includes handouts that have been used by the authors with actual research assignments, websites for further information, and a bibliography of additional books that support the ideas in the chapter. An appendix with examples of research papers that have been done by the authors' actual students is also included.
Chris Carlson is a former learning center director who has worked with teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She currently presents, writes, and consults on issues related to school libraries. Ellen Brosnahan is a veteran middle school teacher who currently teaches an eighth grade literacy block at a middle school in suburban Chicago. She has been a member of her district's language arts standards task force, and she frequently works on her district's curriculum development as a member of the curriculum council.