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Walters, William H.; Sheehan, Sarah E.; Handfield, Amy E.; López-Fitzsimmons, Bernadette M.; Markgren, Susanne; Paradise, Laurin – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
The information literacy (IL) assessment program at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, instituted in 2014-2015, evaluates students' information literacy capabilities as demonstrated in their written coursework, their test performance, and their comments on library instruction sessions. Both instruction and assessment are closely linked to…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Evidence Based Practice
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Perez-Stable, Maria A.; Arnold, Judith M.; Guth, LuMarie F.; Vander Meer, Patricia Fravel – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Librarians at two research universities surveyed faculty practices and views about collaboration with librarians to gain insight into likely partners and strategies for information literacy (IL) instruction. Quantitative data on methods of collaboration revealed that the most often-practiced method of working together was having a librarian…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Academic Libraries, Research Universities
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Eamon Tewell – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This paper critiques deficit models of education, including popular educational movements such as grit and growth mind-set, and considers how they inform and underlie information literacy efforts, often without librarians' awareness. After a discussion of the problems that deficit thinking poses for students and educators, the author offers two…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Academic Persistence, Information Literacy, Critical Literacy
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Squibb, Sara L. Davidson; Zanzucchi, Anne – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This study explores upper-division students' research competencies, dispositions, challenges, and developments through focus group interviews complemented by surveys, including local responses to the Experiences with Information Literacy topical module from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). These undergraduates, apprenticing as…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Research Skills, Student Surveys
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Vinyard, Marc – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Librarians were concerned that transfer students' information literacy skills lagged those of their peers because transfers did not receive the library instruction that other students got in first-year classes. The investigators conducted semi-structured interviews with transfer students to answer two research questions: (1) How do transfer…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Information Seeking
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Xie, Jingzhen – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Academic libraries in Macao, China, began to use the term "information literacy" and to offer information literacy programs approximately three years ago. At the University of Macau, information literacy is considered important to help the honors students become junior researchers. Using the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries
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Faix, Allison; Fyn, Amy – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
To address the growing problem of misinformation, librarians often focus on approaches tied to the frame "Authority Is Constructed and Contextual" from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The Framework, however, encompasses a much wider range of skills,…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Misconceptions, Information Skills, Librarians
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McGowan, Bethany S. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Activities using volunteered geographic information (VGI), geospatial data generated by nonprofessionals, provide an instructional approach that allows participants to work with big data--large, complex data sets--in a noncompetitive, cooperative environment. Research suggests that humanitarian mapping activities offer an effective means of…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Participation, Geographic Information Systems, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Kasten-Mutkus, Kathleen – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This paper considers library programming as a means of extending and enhancing the academic library's pedagogical mission and role in student success. Scholarly programming in the form of faculty speakers, film screenings, or other kinds of research-based events creates opportunities for students to join an academic community and to practice…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Library Services, Scholarship
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Willenborg, Amber; Detmering, Robert; McClellan, Samantha – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This qualitative study investigates how academic librarians perceive the professional conversation about information literacy assessment, focusing on their characterization of the discourse and the benefits of and barriers to their participation. Findings from phenomenological interviews indicate that librarians view the conversation as valuable…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Information Literacy
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O'Sullivan, Kevin M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
First developed to support courses in humanities research methods, bibliographical teaching collections are now experiencing renewed purpose as part of information literacy pedagogy. The items comprising these assembled collections provide a wealth of historical features, which make them ideal for innovative hands-on instruction. However, since…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Information Literacy, Active Learning, Instructional Materials
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Baird, Catherine; Soares, Tiffany – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
The study investigates the perceptions of first-year writing faculty of how their students develop information literacy (IL). The authors conducted 16 semi-structured interviews and analyzed them using a qualitative inductive coding method. The study contributes a close and nuanced understanding of faculty perceptions of IL learning to a…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Information Literacy, Freshman Composition
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Lohmann, Sam; Diller, Karen R.; Phelps, Sue F. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This case study discusses an assessment project in which a rubric was used to evaluate information literacy (IL) skills as reflected in undergraduate students' research papers. Subsequent analysis sought relationships between the students' IL skills and their contact with the library through various channels. The project proved far longer and more…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Research Papers (Students)
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Glisson, Lane – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This article describes a discussion-based approach for teaching college students to identify the characteristics of ethical journalism and scholarly writing, by comparing fake news with credible information in a strategically planned slideshow. Much has been written on the need to instruct our students about disinformation. This librarian shares a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Ethics, Journalism Education
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Mills, Jenny; Wiley, Claire; Williams, Judy – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education calls on librarians to teach complex concepts rather than discrete skills, but many librarians have struggled with implementing such teaching. This article reports on a revised lesson for information literacy instruction in First Year Writing classes, created using Grant Wiggins and Jay…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Writing Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty
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