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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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Burkholder, Joel M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Few librarians have examined the implications of Rolf Norgaard's theory of "writing information literacy," a rhetoric-based concept that situates research practices in context. Because the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education emphasizes research as a social practice,…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Rhetoric, Information Literacy, Librarians
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Moore, Monica; Singley, Emily – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This exploratory study seeks to understand how the research experiences of humanities PhD students influence their information behavior. The authors interviewed 10 participants from two academic institutions multiple times over several months. The study used open-ended, unstructured interviewing techniques in an attempt to avoid the introduction…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Research, Information Seeking
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Alexander, Stephanie; Wood, Lana Mariko – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This mixed-methods study explores how the use of satirical news videos contributes to student engagement with information literacy (IL) instruction. The sample was drawn from first-year undergraduate students in for-credit IL courses. Overall, the use of satirical news videos improved student engagement with, and enjoyment of, IL topics. Given the…
Descriptors: Satire, News Media, Video Technology, Information Literacy
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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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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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Thielen, Joanna – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Retracted articles, articles that violate professional ethics, are an unsettling, yet integral, part of the scholarly publishing process seldom discussed in the academy. Unfortunately, article retractions continue to rise across all disciplines. Although academic librarians consistently provide instruction on scholarly publishing, little has been…
Descriptors: Users (Information), Periodicals, Journal Articles, Academic Libraries
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Leebow, Danya – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Literature on business information literacy primarily focuses on business students. This paper instead explores business information literacy for students in liberal arts colleges: aside from career preparation, are there reasons to teach them to grapple critically with business information? This paper brings together survey findings, concepts…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Information Services, Academic Libraries, Information Literacy
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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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Bluemle, Stefanie R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article addresses the challenge that post-truth politics poses to teaching authority in information literacy. First, it isolates an element of the post-truth phenomenon, an element it calls "post-facts", to elucidate why teaching source evaluation is not, by itself, an antidote to fake news or other evidence of Americans' media…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Elections, Political Attitudes, Ethics
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Guth, LuMarie F.; Arnold, Judith M.; Bielat, Veronica E.; Perez-Stable, Maria A.; Vander Meer, Patricia Fravel – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Librarians from two research institutions developed a qualitative and quantitative survey to bring faculty voices into the discussion of incorporating the "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" into instruction. The survey aimed to (1) gauge the level of faculty support for information literacy; (2) solicit rankings of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Information Literacy, College Faculty
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Gruber, Anne Marie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Service-learning, a growing pedagogy in higher education, provides opportunities for students to contribute to communities and to reflect upon experiences ranging from direct service to advocacy. Librarians have an important but underutilized role in supporting service-learning as they contribute to institutional missions and the public purposes…
Descriptors: Library Role, Service Learning, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Bragdon, Marc – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article discusses how intercultural communication theory informed an approach to information literacy support for the University of New Brunswick's online MEd program in Trinidad and Tobago. By applying established frameworks for understanding and comparing cultural values across national groups, the author designed and implemented a hybrid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Online Courses, Information Literacy
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