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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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Wishkoski, Rachel; Lundstrom, Kacy; Davis, Erin – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
Assignment design provides a potential niche for librarians to fill in improving research assignments and in providing opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration on teaching, but this can be difficult work to claim as librarians. In the 2016-2017 academic year, a team of three librarians at Utah State University, a mid-size research…
Descriptors: Librarians, Assignments, Instructional Design, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Insua, Glenda M.; Lantz, Catherine; Armstrong, Annie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
Effectively integrating the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy" into existing instructional models requires that librarians first understand the host of challenges that many first-year students encounter when conducting research for the first time. This study employs qualitative analysis of semi-structured student interviews to…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Information Literacy, Student Research, Freshman Composition
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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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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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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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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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Scott, Rachel Elizabeth – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
Librarians are frequently asked to teach several databases in a one-shot session, despite findings suggesting that such database demonstrations do not lead to optimal student outcomes. The "ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" highlights the concepts of metaliteracy and metacognition. This paper investigates ways…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Librarians, Databases, Higher Education
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Cowan, Sandra; Eva, Nicole – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
Librarians are stretched thin these days--budget cuts and decreasing numbers are forcing us to look at new ways of doing things. While the embedded information literacy model has gained popularity in the past number of years, it may be time for a new model of information literacy. We must arm teaching faculty with the tools they need to teach…
Descriptors: Librarians, Information Literacy, Budgets, Retrenchment
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Goetz, Joseph E.; Barber, Catherine R. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
In this study, researchers evaluate a homework exercise assigned before a standalone information literacy session. Students in a Master of Education program completed a worksheet using the ERIC database thesaurus. The researchers conducted pre- and posttests within a single library session to assess student learning, using a control group for…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Homework, Assignments, Pretests Posttests
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Lundstrom, Kacy; Diekema, Anne R.; Leary, Heather; Haderlie, Sheri; Holliday, Wendy – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
The purpose of this research was to determine how information synthesis skills can be taught effectively, and to discover how the level of synthesis in student writing can be effectively measured. The intervention was an information synthesis lesson that broke down the synthesis process into sequenced tasks. Researchers created a rubric which they…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Information Skills, Intervention, Scoring Rubrics
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Baro, Ebikabowei Emmanuel; Eze, Monica Eberechukwu – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
The authors of this paper investigated the level of information communication technology-related (ICT) information literacy (IL) skills of librarians in Nigerian Colleges of Education (COE) in order to discover the challenges they face in acquiring these skills. A descriptive survey method was adopted using a questionnaire. Study participants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Schools of Education, Information Literacy
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Greer, Katie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
This article discusses the partnership between the library and the studio art faculty at Oakland University that led to the integration of information literacy instruction into the studio art curriculum. The author outlines the importance of information literacy to artistic practice and student success, and discusses the program of instruction and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Studio Art, Library Instruction, Partnerships in Education
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Lowe, M. Sara; Booth, Char; Tagge, Natalie; Stone, Sean – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
The Claremont Colleges Library Instruction Services Department developed a quiz that could be integrated into the consortial learning management software to accompany a local online, open-source information literacy tutorial. The quiz is integrated into individual course pages, allowing students to receive a grade for completion and improving…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Tests, Integrated Curriculum, Database Management Systems
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Gola, Christina H.; Ke, Irene; Creelman, Kerry M.; Vaillancourt, Shawn P. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
A team of four librarians at the University of Houston (UH) Libraries partnered with the UH Office of Institutional Effectiveness and its Director of Assessment and Accreditation Services for General Education to conduct a campus-wide, exploratory assessment of undergraduate information literacy skills. The project evaluated a selection of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Case Studies, Scoring Rubrics, Undergraduate Students
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