Research Article (Preprint): “The Research Process and the Library: First-Generation College Seniors vs. Freshmen
Elizabeth Pickard, MSI
Liaison, College of Education, Assistant Professor, Reference Department, Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
Firouzeh Logan, MA, MLS
Head, Reference Department, Assistant Professor, Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
College and Research Libraries
In a follow-up study to the ERIAL (Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries) Project, librarians at UIC compared the responses of first-generation college freshmen from the original study to those of seniors. The study’s aim was to determine whether student information literacy increases as a result of undergraduate education and to further explore the student research process with respect to the particular factors that inform and affect change in it. The findings showed that information literacy increased among these students, and they developed a more complex approach to the research process and the library.
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Note: Anticipated Publication Date: July 2013
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.