USC Librarian Publishes Book on "Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs"

Information Literacy

The USC Libraries' head of information literacy, Elizabeth Galoozis, has published a new book highlighting the day-to-day work of information literacy programs at academic libraries. Through thirty-nine chapters, the book examines "the delicate balancing act of labor distribution, minimal or absent positional authority coupled with making decisions and assignments, generating buy-in for programmatic goals and approaches, and maintaining positive relationships throughout the organization.

Galoozis co-edited the book, titled Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts, with former USC colleagues Carolyn Caffrey Gardner and Rebecca Halpern. Galoozis herself also authored a chapter, titled "Building Consensus over Time," which features the USC Libraries' own information literacy program.

In conjunction with the book's publication, the Association of College & Research Libraries is hosting a three-part webcast series moderated by the book's editors. The first webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21.