Information literacy assessment: A case study at Miami university

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Purpose: The purpose of this case study, created by a faculty learning community (FLC) on research fluency, is to investigate students' information literacy practices at Miami University, including information search process, preparation, differences in students' information literacy skill levels, and how well they transfer these skills outside coursework. Design/methodology/approach: Faculty and librarians designed a survey of about 60 questions, which were given to 300 students in faculty's classes by librarian FLC members. Findings: FLC members discovered where perceptions among professors, librarians, and students were similar, and where they differed. Practical implications: Influenced by the findings, participating faculty made changes to the course plans and included additional assignments to make the process of research more explicit. Originality/value: While there are similar studies about information literacy, the Miami University study is distinct in that it reports on collaboration with faculty and makes use of their perceptions of students. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Resnis, E; Gibson, K; Hartsell-Gundy, A; Misco, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 111 / 7-8

Start / End Page

  • 287 - 301

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0307-4803

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1108/03074801011059920

Citation Source

  • Scopus