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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. – 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, Alison J. – Project Information Literacy, 2013
This report presents findings about the challenges today's college freshmen face, and the information-seeking strategies they develop, use, and adapt as they make the transition from high school to college and begin to complete college-level research assignments. Included are data from a comparative analysis of library resources in 30 US high…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Information Seeking, Student Research, Search Strategies
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.; 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 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, 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 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
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