October 6, 2015

New Research Article: “Faculty Perceptions of Students’ Information Literacy Skills Competencies”

The following article was published this week in the Journal of Information Literacy. 


Faculty Perceptions of Students’ Information Literacy Skills Competencies


Eleonora Dubicki
Associate Librarian, Monmouth University Library


Journal of Information Literacy
Vol. 7 No. 2 (2013)


This research study investigates academic faculty perceptions of information literacy at eight New Jersey higher educational institutions.

The study examines the value and importance faculty place on information literacy (IL), the infusion of IL into curricular learning outcomes and an assessment of the competency levels students achieve in mastering IL skills. This study adds to the research in the field as a multi-institutional study conducted at both two-year and four-year institutions, investigating full-time and part-time faculty perspectives. Findings are based on results from an online survey, with a total of 353 usable responses.

Overall, faculty familiarity with IL concepts was high; faculty are overwhelmingly supportive of IL and are incorporating these skills into learning outcomes for their courses; and there are strong expectations of students’ achieving IL skills by graduation, but faculty perceptions are that students fall short of mastering those skills by the end of their programmes.

Direct to Full Text Article (30 pages; PDF)

Complete Table of Contents: Journal of Information Literacy (Vol. 7. No. 2; 2013)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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