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ERIC Number: EJ798689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
Information Literacy and First-Year Students
Orme, William A.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n114 p63-70 Sum 2008
During the same period in which the general higher education community was increasing its overall focus on first-year student success, the fields of library and information science were pursuing a more holistic approach to development of overall information abilities by moving away from tool-based library skills instruction toward a more generalized emphasis on information literacy. This article considers the unique intersection of these two growing areas of interest in higher education as they influence curricula intended for first-year students; it also invites faculty to consider how they might synergistically develop the information abilities and enhance the academic experience of those who are entering a new intellectual community as they enroll in their first year of college. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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