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Melissa Mallon Publishes New Book on Library Instruction

Melissa MallonCongratulations to Melissa Mallon! Her book, Partners in Teaching and Learning: Coordinating a Successful Academic Library Instruction Program (2020, Rowman & Littlefield) has been published. As the book description notes, the instruction program reflects and communicates a library’s vision for teaching and learning within the context of its institution, and the instruction coordinator plays an essential role in shaping and advancing this vision. This book approaches using the instruction program as the catalyst to further the libraries’ agenda for teaching and learning and gives instruction program directors a set of resources that will help them map out, enact and assess the impact of this agenda. This book is ideal for librarians and administrators who direct, coordinate or lead an academic library’s teaching and learning program and is particularly useful for new instruction program coordinators—either those new to their position or new to their institution.