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Chisholm, Alexandria; Spencer, Brett – Communications in Information Literacy, 2019
This paper presents a case study of how librarians can situate themselves as pedagogical partners by bringing their unique information literacy perspective and expertise to the programmatic assessment process. This report resulted from the Thun Library and the Penn State Berks Composition Program's collaboration to assess the institution's…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, College Freshmen, Writing Instruction, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Branch, Nicole A. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2019
The intentional omission of learning outcomes from the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education" has caused concern and criticism from some librarians; however, the call to action within the "Framework" to locally develop learning outcomes is an opportunity to illuminate the social justice, critical…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Research Methodology, Concept Mapping, Outcomes of Education
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Doyle, Andréa – Communications in Information Literacy, 2019
This essay mixes epistemological considerations on truth and science, a critical information literacy exercise on the 5 Laws of MIL (Media and Information Literacy), LIS theory and international experience reports. It is constructed in five parts, in line with the 5 Laws of Media and Information Literacy (Grizzle & Singh, 2016) and…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Social Theories
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Grandy, Roslyn – Communications in Information Literacy, 2019
This study examines levels of library anxiety in 30 adult learners before and after completing a two-credit hybrid information literacy course. A modified version of the Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale was administered at the beginning and end of the course to compare levels of library anxiety. An analysis of the data revealed that the…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Information Literacy, Anxiety, Courses
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Sullivan, Matthew C. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2019
This article surveys the library and information science (LIS) response to the problems of fake news and misinformation from the 2016 U.S. presidential election to the end of 2018, focusing on how librarians and other information professionals in the United States have articulated the problems and the paths forward for combating them.…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Credibility, Information Literacy, Elections
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Waity, Julia F.; Crowe, Stephanie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2019
In this innovative project, a social sciences librarian partnered with a sociology professor to embed the "Authority is Constructed and Contextual" frame into an upper-division sociology of poverty course. Students in this course participated in an experiential learning project, collaborating with local children on a participatory photo…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Sociology, College Faculty, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Koelling, Glenn; Townsend, Lori – Communications in Information Literacy, 2019
This article describes the pilot year of a new model for information literacy instruction in first-year composition classes at the University of New Mexico. The flipped classroom model, the Association of College and Research Libraries "Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education," and challenges to library staffing sparked…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Freshman Composition, Blended Learning, Library Instruction
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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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Graham, Rumi Y.; Eva, Nichole; Cowan, Sandra – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
Several standardized and validated information literacy (IL) tests have been developed for use in U.S. post-secondary contexts, but fewer choices exist for schools outside of the U.S. In an earlier study (Cowan, Graham, & Eva, 2016) the authors explored IL testing at a Canadian university using the international version of the SAILS Cohort…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Standardized Tests, Teacher Made Tests
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Carter, Sarah; Koopmans, Heather; Whiteside, Alice – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
Artists often require visual and inspirational information sources that range outside of library walls and websites, and develop their work within the complex social environment of the studio. Librarians historically engage with studio art and design students using multiple standards documents. This article offers an analytical literature review…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Information Literacy, Artists, Library Services
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Pieterse, Efrat; Greenberg, Riki; Santo, Zahava – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
Information literacy is an essential proficiency for success in academic studies, yet many first-year students find it hard to use information sources efficiently and to develop academic information literacy. This study reports findings from first-year students' self-estimation of their information skills according to two information literacy…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Cultural Pluralism, Multilingualism, Semitic Languages
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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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Greer, Katie; McCann, Shawn – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
The ability to effectively cite information sources is key to both student avoidance of plagiarism and the ongoing scholarly conversation. Previous research and experience indicated that students had significant trouble distinguishing and citing various information formats when viewed online; items are often cited as websites, and citations are…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Internet, Information Literacy, Information Sources
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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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