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Pegues, Conrad R. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
Information literacy classes are becoming common on college campuses to help first year students learn information search skills necessary for higher education. Free speech debates on some college campuses have bred a level of student activism not seen since the 1960s. Academic librarians can play a key role to educate students in First Year…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Information Literacy, Social Media, Library Skills
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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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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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Avery, Susan – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
As the international student population continues to grow, librarians must adjust their instruction to meet the needs of students who are adapting to a new country, culture, and language. This study assesses first-year international students as they engage in the research process through the completion of concept maps that precede database…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Scientific Literacy, Search Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Townsend, Lori; Hofer, Amy R.; Hanick, Silvia Lin; Brunetti, Korey – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
This study used the Delphi method to engage expert practitioners on the topic of threshold concepts--core ideas and processes in a discipline that students need to grasp in order to progress in their learning, but that are often unspoken or unrecognized by expert practitioners--for information literacy. A panel of experts considered two questions:…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Fundamental Concepts, Delphi Technique, Expertise
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Meehlhause, Kellie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
For almost 40 years, the Minute Paper has been a quick and easy means of learning assessment, both in the college classroom and in library instruction. More recently, the use of social media, particularly selfies, has gained popularity by connecting with students through the technology with which they are most familiar. This article makes the case…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Student Evaluation, College Students, Library Instruction
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Yearwood, Simone L.; Foasberg, Nancy M.; Rosenberg, Kenneth D. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
Teaching research competencies and information literacy is an integral part of the academic librarian's role. There has long been debate among librarians over what are the most effective methods of instruction for college students. Library Faculty members at a large urban university system were surveyed to determine their perceptions of the…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Librarian Attitudes, Information Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Stewart-Mailhiot, Amy – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
A major responsibility of instruction librarians is to help students develop a more extensive and flexible information literacy repertoire. The teaching and learning of information literacy most often takes place in one of two ways: within the context of single 50-minute library sessions, or at the reference desk. In both cases, it usually takes…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Assignments, Skill Development, Information Literacy
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Hensley, Merinda Kaye; Murphy, Benjamin P.; Swain, Ellen D. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
Although recent archival scholarship promotes the use of primary sources for developing students' analytical research skills, few studies focus on standards or protocols for teaching or assessing archival instruction. Librarians have designed and tested standards and learning assessment strategies for library instruction, and archivists would do…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Library Instruction, Archives, Primary Sources
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Cahoy, Ellysa Stern – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
"Affective competence," managing the feelings and emotions that students encounter throughout the content creation/research process, is essential to academic success. Just as it is crucial for students to acquire core literacies, it is essential that they learn how to manage the anxieties and emotions that will emerge throughout all…
Descriptors: Information Management, Psychological Patterns, Information Literacy, Librarians
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Ragains, Patrick – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
In this column, the author discusses a lesson in the credit-bearing information literacy course for honors undergraduates at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The lesson comes last in a unit including resource instruction, search practice, and culminating in the reading and evaluation of a scholarly work. The course, Honors 235: Research in…
Descriptors: Search Strategies, Citations (References), Academic Discourse, Information Literacy