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Carlozzi, Michael J. – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This paper presents assessment data from a first-year writing library partnership to examine the relationship between student source use and written synthesis. It finds that first-year students could locate peer-reviewed, scholarly sources but that these sources were poorly integrated in their arguments--if they were used at all. In contrast, it…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Science
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Russell, Fiona; Rawson, Chris; Freestone, Chrissy; Currie, Michael; Kelly, Blair – College & Research Libraries, 2018
An important component of the academic health librarian role is the establishment of interventions to support the development of student skills in evidence-based practice. It is important for practicing librarians to evaluate their activities to determine effectiveness and to inform decision making and best practice in librarianship. A series of…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Evidence Based Practice
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Albarillo, Frans – College & Research Libraries, 2017
In this paper, the author examines four years of assessment data (N = 4,786) from Brooklyn College's Library Online Orientation Program (LOOP; url: https://library.brooklyn.cuny.edu/resources/loop/loop.php), which is used to provide all English 1010 students with an orientation to the library, to see if English language learners (ELLs) are…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, English Language Learners, Program Effectiveness, Academic Libraries
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Nierenberg, Ellen – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This study measures first-year undergraduate students' self-assessments and learning outcomes in information literacy skills in their first months of higher education in Norway. Comparisons are made between nursing students and teacher education students. Surveys were conducted before the library's information literacy course and after both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Nursing Students, Preservice Teachers
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Blank, Jason M.; McGaughey, Karen J.; Keeling, Elena L.; Thorp, Kristen L.; Shannon, Conor C.; Scaramozzino, Jeanine M. – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Expertise in searching and evaluating scientific literature is a requisite skill of trained scientists and science students, yet information literacy instruction varies greatly among institutions and programs. To ensure that science students acquire information literacy skills, robust methods of assessment are needed. Here, we describe a novel…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biology, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Squibb, Sara Davidson; Mikkelsen, Susan – College & Research Libraries, 2016
A team at the University of California, Merced, collaborated to evaluate the value of integrating information literacy into introductory composition courses through a curriculum developed by librarians and writing faculty. Using a mixed-methods approach, the team investigated the impact of the curriculum on students' learning and achievement at…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Learning, Academic Achievement, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Douglas, Veronica Arellano; Rabinowitz, Celia E. – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Using surveys, interviews, and a rubric-based assessment of student research essays, the St. Mary's College of Maryland Assessment in Action team investigated the relationship between faculty-librarian collaboration in a First Year Seminar (FYS) course and students' demonstrated information literacy (IL) abilities. In gathering information on the…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, College Freshmen, Information Literacy, First Year Seminars
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Latham, Don; Gross, Melissa – College & Research Libraries, 2013
The Attaining Information Literacy Project has focused on identifying first-year college students with below-proficient information literacy skills, gaining an understanding of those students' self-views and perceptions of information literacy, gaining an understanding of their instructional experiences and preferences, and developing an…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Information Literacy, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Bryan, Jacalyn E.; Karshmer, Elana – College & Research Libraries, 2013
Many studies focus on the use of different assessment tools within information literacy instruction; however, there are very few that discuss how pre- and post-tests can be used to gauge student learning, and even fewer of those published deal with pre- and post-test assessment within the one-shot paradigm. This study explores the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Instructional Innovation, College Freshmen, Information Literacy
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Pickard, Elizabeth; Logan, Firouzeh – College & Research Libraries, 2013
In a follow-up study to the ERIAL (Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries) Project, librarians at UIC compared the responses of first-generation college freshmen from the original study to those of seniors. The study's aim was to determine whether student information literacy increases as a result of undergraduate education and to…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Freshmen, College Seniors, Academic Libraries
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Johnson, Corey M.; Anelli, Carol M.; Galbraith, Betty J.; Green, Kimberly A. – College & Research Libraries, 2011
The Washington State University Honors College course, UH 290, "Science as a Way of Knowing," engages freshmen in scientific inquiry and scholarly literature research. The UH 290 instructor, a learning design consultant, and two librarians collaborated to develop and deliver the course's information literacy curriculum. The team used…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Honors Curriculum, Universities, Scientific Research