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Purdue University Press is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Clarence Maybee as series editor for Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks.

The series, founded by Dr. Sharon Weiner, promotes evidence-based practice in teaching information literacy competencies through the lens of the different academic disciplines. The content of each volume includes the perspectives of disciplinary experts as well as library and information science professionals. The handbooks apply library and information science theories, pedagogies, and models to information literacy in the context of academic disciplines. Each handbook includes sections that explain the relationship of information literacy to different disciplines; identify relevant theories, pedagogies, and/or models; and relate those to effective practice in information literacy teaching and learning. The handbooks are designed both for librarians engaged in instruction and faculty in the disciplines who are including information literacy in undergraduate and graduate learning.

Purdue University Libraries Associate Professor and Information Literacy Specialist Dr. Clarence Maybee

Dr. Clarence Maybee

Dr. Clarence Maybee is an associate professor and information literacy specialist at Purdue University Libraries. His work focuses on integrating information literacy into curricula using an informed learning approach in which students engage with information as they learn disciplinary content. Dr. Maybee leads the Libraries’ involvement in a campus-wide course development program called Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT). He is on the faculty of the Association of Research & College Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Immersion, a professional development program for academic librarians. Dr. Maybee graduated with his PhD from Queensland University of Technology in 2015. His dissertation, titled Informed learning in the undergraduate classroom: The role of information experiences in shaping outcomes, received the university’s Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award. He publishes in highly ranked journals, such as Library and Information Science Research and Studies in Higher Education. He presents nationally and internationally on information literacy in higher education. He is the author of the book IMPACT Learning: Librarians at the Forefront of Change in Higher Education, published by Chandos Publishing in 2018.

“I am delighted to serve as the series editor for the Purdue Information Literacy Handbook series published by Purdue University Press. The series strongly contributes to our knowledge of information literacy by exploring how it is understood in disciplinary contexts and offering practical tools for teaching and learning within those contexts,” said Dr. Maybee.

For more information about the Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks series, visit http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/series/purdue-information-literacy-handbooks. To submit a book proposal to the series, e-mail  pupacq@purdue.edu with “Information Literacy submission” in the subject line.

Purdue University Press is the scholarly publishing arm of the University and is a unit within the Purdue University Libraries. Dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly and professional information, the Press selects, develops, and distributes quality resources in several key subject areas for which its parent university is famous, including aeronautics and astronautics, business, technology, engineering education, health, veterinary medicine, and other selected disciplines in the humanities and sciences.The Press is also a partner for university faculty and staff, centers and departments, wishing to disseminate the results of their research.