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Dubicki & DaCosta - Taking a peek under the academic kilt to see whether information literacy is revealed!

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  • 1. Taking a Peek under the Academic Kilt to see WhetherInformation Literacy is RevealedEleonora Dubicki, Monmouth UniversityJacqui Weetman DaCosta
  • 2. Research ObjectivesThis study looks at the perceptions of faculty regarding information literacy (IL). Assessment of the importance & value faculty place on the ACRL Information Literacy Standards, Infusion of standards into the curriculum Assessment of the competency level of students in achieving these skills How students develop IL skills
  • 3. Methodology 10-minute online survey Four New Jersey institutions participated ◦ 2 two-year colleges ◦ 2 four-year private universities 178 respondents
  • 4. ACRL IL Standards1. Identifies and addresses information need2. Accesses information effectively and efficiently3. Evaluates and thinks critically about information4. Uses information effectively for a specific purpose5. Uses information ethically and legally
  • 5. Skills for ConductingResearch
  • 6. Importance of SkillsRespondents gave “very important” rating:1. Evaluates and thinks critically about information (96.07%)2. Uses information ethically and legally (90.45%)3. Identifies and addresses information need (88.76%)4. Uses information effectively and efficiently (87.08%)5. Accesses information effectively and efficiently (85.39%)
  • 7. Inclusion in LearningOutcomes
  • 8. Faculty Ratings of ResearchCompetency
  • 9. Literacy at Graduation
  • 10. Additional Skills for Research
  • 11. Where Students Learn ILSkills
  • 12. Conclusions Information literacy = research skills Faculty agree students should achieve skills by graduation, but only 55% do Major deficiency in critical thinking and evaluation More campus collaboration
  • 13. Recommendations Explanation of research process Collaboration with faculty/writing centers Faculty workshops Identify key courses for library instruction More individual & small group instruction Develop virtual IL website
  • 14. Further Reading on ThisTopic Bury, S. (2011) Faculty attitudes, perceptions and experiences of information literacy: a study across multiple disciplines at York University, Canada. Journal of Information Literacy, 5(1), pp. 45-64. Weetman DaCosta, J. (2010) Is there an information literacy skills gap to be bridged? An examination of faculty perceptions and activities relating to information literacy in the United States and England. College and Research Libraries, 71 (3), pp. 203-222. Weetman, J. (2005) Osmosis – does it work for the development of information literacy? Journal of Academic Librarianship, vol. 31 (5), pp 456 – 460.