Last year, Nina McHale offered in College and Research Libraries News some interesting advice about how to handle the rogue assignment, which she defines as one that “is a faculty-created, library-related assignment that, having been developed with the best possible intentions, is in some way out of sync with a library’s resources or does not provide students with a thorough introduction to them.” The article by McHale and an interview of her can be freely found online.
McHale, Nina. “Eradicating the Rogue Assignment: Intervention and Prevention.” College and Research Libraries News 69.5 (2008): n. pag. Web. 19 June 2009.
McHale, Nina. Interview by David Free. ACRL insider. Association of College and Research Libraries, 9 May 2008. Web. 19 June 2009.