October 24, 2021

Research Article: “A Survey Of Librarian Perceptions of Information Literacy Techniques”

Title

A Survey Of Librarian Perceptions of Information Literacy Techniques

Authors

Simone L. Yearwood
Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY)

Nancy M. Foasberg
Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY)

Kenneth D. Rosenberg
Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY)

Source

Communications in Information Literacy
Vol. 9, No. 2 (2015)

Abstract

Teaching research competencies and information literacy is an integral part of the academic librarian’s role. There has long been debate among librarians over what are the most effective methods of instruction for college students. Library Faculty members at a large urban university system were surveyed to determine their perceptions of the effectiveness of common information literacy instruction techniques. The system includes community and senior colleges, as well as graduate and professional degree granting institutions. This research was undertaken for the purpose of better prioritizing institutional teaching activities in the current academic climate. Survey results show that instructional models giving librarians more time with students, particularly highly-engaged students, are believed to be the most effective.

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About Gary Price

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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