Selected Publications

For a fuller list, please see Selected Works.


Baer, A., Cahoy, E., & Schroeder, R. (Eds.) (2019). Libraries promoting reflective dialogue in a time of political polarization. ACRL Publications: Chicago. Introduction available at

Angela Dixon (2020), in Journal of New Librarianship, 5(1), 60-65.

Baer, A. (2016). Information literacy and writing studies in conversation: Reenvisioning library-writing program connections. Library Juice Press: Sacramento.


Melissa Anderson (2017), in College & Research Libraries, 78(7).

Desmond Maley (2017), in Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 12(2).

Carly Diab (2018), in Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship, 3.

Refereed Journal Articles

Baer, A. (2021). Exploring librarians’ teaching roles through metaphor. In portal: Libraries and the Academy, 21(1): 63-79.

Baer, A. (January 2021). Academic librarians’ development as teachers. Journal of Information Literacy, 15(1), 26-53.

Baer, A. (December 2016). Critical pedagogy, critical conversations: Expanding dialogue about critical library instruction through the lens of composition and rhetoric. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

Baer, A. (2014). Why do I have to write that?: Compositionists find disconnections between student and instructor conceptions of research writing and its purpose. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Journal, 2(9), 37-44.

Book Chapters

Baer, A. (2020). Flexible frameworks, new paradigms: Examining beliefs about the ACRL framework to grow teaching practice. In H. Julien, M. Gross & D. Latham (Eds.), Implementing the ACRL Framework in libraries and pre-service LIS education: Case studies from the field. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, Maryland.

Baer, A. (2020). What intellectual empathy can offer information literacy education. In S. Goldstein (Ed.), Information literacy, democracy, and citizenship. Facet Publishing: London, United Kingdom.

Baer, A. (2019). Balancing acts in the critical library classroom: Inviting constructive dialogue and resisting “post-truth” discourse in politically contentious moments. In J. Critten & A. Pashia (Eds.), Credit-bearing information literacy courses: Critical approaches. Association of College & Research Libraries: Atlanta.

Middendorf, J. and Baer, A. (2019). Bottlenecks of information literacy. In C. Gibson & S. Mader (Eds.), Building teaching and learning communities: Creating shared meaning and purpose. Association of College & Research Libraries: Atlanta.

Baer, A. (2016). Grounding habits of mind and conceptual understandings in disciplinary practices: Putting the WPA Framework for Success in Post-Secondary Writing, the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, and Decoding the Disciplines in conversation. In R. McClure & J. Purdy (Eds.), The Future Scholar: Researching & Teaching the Frameworks for Writing & Information Literacy. Information Today, Inc. Medford, New Jersey.

Baer, A. (2015). The conversational nature of sources. In H. McClure, G. Schaub & P. Bravender (Eds.), Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians. Association of College & Research Libraries: Atlanta.

Baer, A. (2013). Critical information literacy in the college classroom: Exploring scholarly knowledge production through the digital humanities. In L. Gregory & S. Higgins (Eds.), Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis (An Edited Collection) (99-120). Library Juice Press: Los Angeles.

Baer, A. (2010). Performative emotion in Kafka’s Josefine, die Sängerin oder das Volk der Mäuse and Freud’s Der Dichter und das Phantasieren. In M. Lucht & D. Yarri (Eds.), Kafka’s Creatures (137-156). Lexington Books; Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

Other Publications

Baer, A. (April 2021). Inclusive learning through scaffolding and flexible pedagogy. College & Research Library News 82(4).

Baer, A. (February 2018). It’s all relative? Post-truth rhetoric, relativism, and teaching on “Authority as Constructed and Contextual.” College & Research Library News 79(2).

Baer, A. (2015). The new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy: Implications for library instruction & educational reform. InULA Notes: Indiana University Library Association, 27(1).

Baer, A. (2014). Keeping up with…digital writing in the college classroom. Keeping Up with It Series, Association of College & Research Libraries.

Tenopir, C., King, D. W., Mays, R., Wu, L., & Baer, A. (2010). Measuring value and return on investment of academic libraries. Serials 23(3), pp. 182-190.

Tenopir, C., Love, A., Park, J., Wu, L., & Baer, A. (2010). University investment in the library, Phase II: An international study of the library’s value to the grants process. Library Connect Editorial Office, Elsevier.