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Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke; Rand, Allison; Collier, Jillian – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
The process of learning includes not only success in developing knowledge, skills, and abilities but also mistakes and errors that impede such success. In any domain of learning, instructors will have developed a sense of the typical errors learners make; however, there has been no systematic investigation and documentation of predictable…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, College Freshmen, Focus Groups, Misconceptions
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Graham, Rumi Y.; Eva, Nichole; Cowan, Sandra – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
Several standardized and validated information literacy (IL) tests have been developed for use in U.S. post-secondary contexts, but fewer choices exist for schools outside of the U.S. In an earlier study (Cowan, Graham, & Eva, 2016) the authors explored IL testing at a Canadian university using the international version of the SAILS Cohort…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Standardized Tests, Teacher Made Tests
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Charles, Leslin H. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
Many academic librarians in the state of New Jersey (NJ) have successfully integrated information literacy (IL) into the curriculum using the ACRL IL Competency Standards for Higher Education ("Standards"). These "Standards" formed the underpinnings of IL curriculum mapping and assessment plans, and have been adopted by…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Development, Organizational Change
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Drabinski, Emily – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
The promise of critical pedagogy lies in its capacity to change lives as librarians try new ways of thinking and teaching that challenge systems of power that privilege some and not others. In the last ten years, critical pedagogy has moved from the margins to the center, most clearly in its influence on the new "Framework for Information…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Information Literacy, Compliance (Legal)
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Fulkerson, Diane M.; Ariew, Susan Andriette; Jacobson, Trudi E. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
In the early drafts of the "Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education," metaliteracy and metacognition contributed several guiding principles in recognition of the fact that information literacy concepts need to reflect students' roles as creators and participants in research and scholarship. The authors contend that diminution…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Multiple Literacies, Academic Standards, Fundamental Concepts
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Jarosz, Ellen E.; Kutay, Stephen – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
At California State University, Northridge (CSUN), many students lack the skills needed to locate, analyze, and apply essential contexts associated with primary sources. Using these sources requires critical inquiry, which is a fundamental theme in pedagogy, the California State University system's Core Competencies, and the Association of College…
Descriptors: State Universities, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Developed Materials, Assignments
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Gregory, Lua; Higgins, Shana – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
Since the publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education," librarians have grappled with the purposes, impact, and meaning of this teaching document for their daily instructional practice, for curriculum development, and for institutional and programmatic…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Social Justice, Library Science, Standards
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Angell, Katelyn; Tewell, Eamon – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
This study details the design of library instruction sessions for undergraduate students that intended to encourage critical source evaluation and the questioning of established authorities, and appraises these instructional aims through a thematic analysis of 148 artifacts containing student responses to group and individual activities. The…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Library Instruction
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Whitver, Sara Maurice; Lo, Leo S. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
This study explores the tools and techniques used within the library instruction classroom to facilitate a conversation about teaching practices. Researchers focused on the questioning methods employed by librarians, specifically the number of questions asked by librarians and students. This study was comprised of classroom observations of a team…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Appleton, Leo; Grandal Montero, Gustavo; Jones, Abigail – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
This paper discusses the information literacy requirements of art and design students, and how traditional approaches to information literacy education are not always appropriate for these particular students. The paper argues that different, creative, and innovative approaches to information literacy training need to be developed with the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Creative Activities, Art Activities, Teaching Methods
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Holliday, Wendy – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education generated a large amount of discourse during its development and adoption. All of this discourse is rich in metaphoric language that can be used as a tool for critical reflection on teaching and learning, information literacy, and the nature and role of theory in the practice of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Figurative Language, Theory Practice Relationship, Higher Education
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Gammons, Rachel Wilder; Inge, Lindsay Taylor – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
Information literacy instruction presents a difficult balance between quantity and quality, particularly for large-scale general education courses. This paper discusses the overhaul of the freshman composition instruction program at the University of Maryland Libraries, focusing on the transition from survey assessments to a student-centered and…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Program Administration, Information Literacy, Freshman Composition
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Saunders, Laura – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
Libraries have a long, though not uncomplicated, history with social justice and social advocacy. The new ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy," which is more conceptual and flexible than the original Standards, offers an opportunity for librarians to approach teaching and learning from a social justice perspective. Indeed, the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Social Justice, Social Change, Advocacy
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Pollack, Julia – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
This project considers the efficacy and scalability of embedded librarianship initiatives within the City University of New York (CUNY) library system and presents findings of an original research study conducted in 2015. Through an analysis of recent LIS literature on embedment, response data from a survey of librarians, and a selection of…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Urban Schools, Librarians, Barriers
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Scott, Rachel E. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
In this exploratory study the authors ask students enrolled in a credit-bearing undergraduate research methods course to rank and evaluate the troublesome, transformative, and integrative nature of the six frames currently comprising the "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education." The results indicate that students have…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Information Literacy, Student Attitudes, Honors Curriculum
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