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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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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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Whitver, Sara Maurice – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Disability is a reality in the library instruction classroom, yet despite ratification of the American Library Association (ALA) policy on people with disabilities, librarians seldom take part in discourse about restructuring library instruction to ensure it is inclusive and accessible. This essay discusses the imperative to serve students with…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Librarians, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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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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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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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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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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Dawes, Lorna – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This study investigates faculty perceptions of teaching information literacy. Using 24 semi-structured interviews, a phenomenographic approach identified four qualitative ways in which faculty experienced teaching information literacy (IL). This paper analyzes the challenging information literacy concepts that faculty identify--known to many…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Information Literacy, Fundamental Concepts, Higher Education
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Insua, Glenda M.; Lantz, Catherine; Armstrong, Annie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This action research study explores first-year students' conceptions of the research process, with a focus on which aspects students find most challenging and how this information can guide stakeholders in developing curricular or service-based interventions. To gather student reflections on the research process, researchers assigned and collected…
Descriptors: Action Research, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Research Methodology
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Schaus, Margaret; Snyder, Terry – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Every senior at Haverford College writes a thesis or its equivalent, conducting independent research with guidance from faculty and librarians. Students critically engage in investigative work in archives, field studies, and labs. In this article, librarians explore the way anthropology and history thesis writers do research to define paths toward…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Student Research, Theses, Learning Processes
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Perret, Robert – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This study examines the current attitudes of librarians toward the practice of librarians teaching classes beyond the domain of library skills and information literacy. An electronic survey was sent to ILI-L (Information Literacy Instruction List), the Association of College and Research Libraries library instruction e-mail list. The author…
Descriptors: Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Library Skills, Library Instruction
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