January 25, 2022

Research Article: “Survey of Information Literacy Instructional Practices in U.S. Academic Libraries” (Preprint)

The following accepted for publication article (preprint) is scheduled for final publication in the March 2018 issue of C&RL (College and Research Libraries).


Survey of Information Literacy Instructional Practices in U.S. Academic Libraries


Heidi Julien, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Buffalo

Melissa Gross, Ph.D.
Florida State University

Don Latham, Ph.D.
Florida State University


C&RL Website


An online survey sent to the community of professional librarians in the U.S. who
provide information literacy instruction in academic libraries provided insights into their
practices and the challenges they face. Data include current pedagogical methods, client
groups of focus, assessment and evaluation, marketing, instructional objectives,
incorporating the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into
instruction, the role of technology in instruction, the importance of relationships with
faculty and administrators, and a range of common challenges faced by instructional
librarians The survey results can help to identify best practices, to improve current
practice, to compare practices across different contexts, and to inform pre-professional
preparation of librarians who will become providers of instruction

Direct to Full Text Article (44 pages; PDF)

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