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Head, Alison J. – Project Information Literacy, 2016
This paper identifies approaches, challenges, and best practices related to planning and designing today's academic library learning spaces. As part of the Project Information Literacy (PIL) Practitioner Series, qualitative data is presented from 49 interviews conducted with a sample of academic librarians, architects, and library consultants.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Facilities, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Facilities Design
Head, Allison J. – Project Information Literacy, 2012
Qualitative findings about the information-seeking behavior of today's college graduates as they transition from the campus to the workplace. Included are findings from interviews with 23 US employers and focus groups with 33 recent graduates from four US colleges and universities, conducted as an exploratory study for Project Information…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Information Literacy, Information Seeking, Influence of Technology
Head, Alison J. – Project Information Literacy, 2016
This report presents findings about the information-seeking behavior of relatively recent college graduates used for lifelong learning in personal life, the workplace, and the local communities where they lived. Included are results from online surveys of 1,651 respondents and telephone interviews with 126 study participants who graduated from one…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, College Graduates, Lifelong Learning, Online Surveys
Head, Alison J.; Eisenberg, Michael B. – Project Information Literacy, 2010
A report of findings from a content analysis of 191 course-related research assignment handouts distributed to undergraduates on 28 college campuses across the U.S., as part of Project Information Literacy. A majority of handouts in the sample emphasized standards about the mechanics of compiling college research papers, more so than guiding…
Descriptors: Assignments, Instructional Materials, Research Tools, Information Sources
Head, Alison J.; Eisenberg, Michael B. – Project Information Literacy, 2011
The paper presents findings from 560 interviews with undergraduates on 10 campuses distributed across the US, as part of Project Information Literacy (PIL). Overall, the findings suggest that students use a "less is more" approach to manage and control all of the IT devices and information systems available to them while they are in the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Interviews, Use Studies, Library Equipment
Head, Alison J.; Eisenberg, Michael B. – Project Information Literacy, 2010
A report about college students and their information-seeking strategies and research difficulties, including findings from 8,353 survey respondents from college students on 25 campuses distributed across the U.S. in spring of 2010, as part of Project Information Literacy. Respondents reported taking little at face value and were frequent…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Surveys, Information Literacy, Information Seeking
Head, Alison J.; Eisenberg, Michael B. – Project Information Literacy, 2009
A report of findings from 2,318 respondents to a survey carried out among college students on six campuses distributed across the U.S. in the spring of 2009, as part of Project Information Literacy. Respondents, while curious in the beginning stages of research, employed a consistent and predictable research strategy for finding information,…
Descriptors: College Students, User Needs (Information), Information Seeking, Search Strategies
Head, Alison J.; Eisenberg, Michael B. – Project Information Literacy, 2009
A report of preliminary findings and analysis from student discussion groups held on 7 U.S. campuses in Fall 2008, as part of Project Information Literacy. Qualitative data from discussions with higher education students across the country suggest that conducting research is particularly challenging. Students' greatest challenges are related to…
Descriptors: Discussion Groups, Qualitative Research, Classification, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Menchaca, Frank – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
In the last two decades, fundamental changes in information distribution, in the general economy, and in the behaviors of faculty, students, and library staff have problematized the question of an academic library's value and how it can be measured. This article reviews those changes and, drawing on research linked to the Collegiate Learning…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Academic Achievement
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Anderson, Stacy A.; Mitchell, Emily R. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
Academic librarians at a mid-size university library developed an online information literacy tutorial that is easy to create, access, edit, and organize even for those with limited time and technological skills. Modular in structure, Project Information Literacy Online Tutorial (PILOT) includes interactive exercises, media, and self-testing as…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Tutorial Programs, Academic Libraries
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Jastram, Iris; Leebaw, Danya; Tompkins, Heather – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
Rubrics are a rapidly growing subfield of information literacy assessment, providing a powerful tool for understanding student learning. This paper explores the role that the creation and application of an information literacy rubric can play in program development. Because of the Information Literacy in Student Writing assessment project at…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Scoring Rubrics, Student Evaluation, Library Instruction
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Tumbleson, Beth E.; Burke, John J. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Information literacy instruction is provided in five formats: reference, one-shot sessions, credit courses, library Web sites, and embedded librarians. Each method offers distinct merits as well as limitations. Much can be gained by considering the swirl or interplay of all five and how working with one approach informs the others and results in a…
Descriptors: Librarians, Outreach Programs, Library Services, Information Literacy
Schmidt Hanbidge, Alice; Sanderson, Nicole; Tin, Tony – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Integrating information literacy skills is fundamental to learning in all contexts. The nexus of mobile devices and information literacy lessons to learn these skills is an innovative pedagogy in higher education explored in this Mobile Information Literacy Tool (MIL) project. Currently, the project's second stage of data collection and analysis…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Skills, Skill Development, Undergraduate Students
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Holler, Carissa M. – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2009
The library literature contains many discussions on problem-based learning as a means of engaging students in instruction and promoting information literacy. A related but relatively unexplored opportunity is available through client-based projects. Using examples from the business education literature, library literature, and the author's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Problem Based Learning, Information Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Hoanca, Bogdan – Information Systems Education Journal, 2012
Although many IS programs nationwide use capstone courses in the major, this paper reports on the use of an upper division Management Information Systems (MIS) class as a general education requirements (GER) capstone. The class is a core requirement for all majors in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at the University of Alaska…
Descriptors: Management Information Systems, General Education, Teaching Methods, Degree Requirements
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