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New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803
Incorporates: Asian Libraries

Online from: 1898

Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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Information literacy assessment: a case study at Miami University

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Title:Information literacy assessment: a case study at Miami University
Author(s):Eric Resnis, (King Library, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA), Katie Gibson, (King Library, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA), Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, (King Library, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA), Masha Misco, (King Library, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)
Citation:Eric Resnis, Katie Gibson, Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Masha Misco, (2010) "Information literacy assessment: a case study at Miami University", New Library World, Vol. 111 Iss: 7/8, pp.287 - 301
Keywords:Academic libraries, Information literacy, United States of America
Article type:Case study
DOI:10.1108/03074801011059920 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Purpose – The purpose of this case study, created by a faculty learning community (FLC) on research fluency, is to investigate students' information literacy practices at Miami University, including information search process, preparation, differences in students' information literacy skill levels, and how well they transfer these skills outside coursework.

Design/methodology/approach – Faculty and librarians designed a survey of about 60 questions, which were given to 300 students in faculty's classes by librarian FLC members.

Findings – FLC members discovered where perceptions among professors, librarians, and students were similar, and where they differed.

Practical implications – Influenced by the findings, participating faculty made changes to the course plans and included additional assignments to make the process of research more explicit.

Originality/value – While there are similar studies about information literacy, the Miami University study is distinct in that it reports on collaboration with faculty and makes use of their perceptions of students.

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