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ERIC Number: EJ792906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Information Literacy in the University Curriculum: Challenges for Outcomes Assessment
O'Hanlon, Nancy
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v7 n2 p169-189 Apr 2007
This article describes a role for the academic library in the campus outcomes assessment process and reports on a study to determine the impact of the Ohio State University (OSU) Libraries' instructional program on several required general education courses. Although university curriculum documents prescribe research-related learning objectives for these courses, syllabus content analysis indicated that 48 percent did not include similar objectives. An instructor survey revealed that, whereas three-fourths require library research for an assignment, and many provide research skills instruction for students, less than 25 percent report involving librarians. Study data indicate opportunities for engaging more faculty in support of shared curricular goals. (Contains 9 tables and 29 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio