Student and Librarian Perspectives on Information Literacy: Finding Opportunity in Divergence

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  • Heidi Julien State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Don Latham
  • Melissa Gross

Abstract

This paper reports the results of a study focused on the implementation of the ACRL Framework in community college libraries. The study explores information literacy instruction practices in this context, comparing librarians’ and students’ perspectives. Librarians with instructional responsibilities were surveyed, and students are being interviewed, to explore divergence in their perspectives, as has been reported elsewhere, and to identify opportunities to improve instructional practice.

Cet article présente les résultats d'une étude axée sur la mise en oeuvre du cadre de l'ACRL dans les bibliothèques des collègues communautaires. L'étude explore les pratiques d'enseignement de la maîtrise de l'information dans ce contexte, en comparant les perspectives des bibliothécaires et des étudiants. Les bibliothécaires ayant des responsabilités pédagogiques ont été interrogés, tandis que les étudiants se sont aussi fait interviewés pour explorer les divergences de leurs points de vue, tel que précédemment rapporté, et d'identifier les possibilités d'améliorer la pratique pédagogique.

Author Biographies

Heidi Julien, State University of New York at Buffalo

Heidi Julien is a professor in the Department of Information Science at the University at Buffalo. Her research focuses on digital literacy and information behaviour. She is co-editor of The Information Literacy Framework: Case Studies of Successful Implementation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).

Don Latham

Don Latham is a professor in the School of Information at Florida State University. His research focuses on information behavior of young adults and digital literacies. He is co-editor of The Information Literacy Framework: Case Studies of Successful Implementation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).

Melissa Gross

Melissa Gross is a professor in the School of Information at Florida State University. Her areas of interest are information seeking behavior, resources for youth; research methods, information literacy, and teacher and librarian collaboration. She is co-editor of The Information Literacy Framework: Case Studies of Successful Implementation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).

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Published

2020-11-08

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Julien, H., Latham, D., & Gross, M. (2020). Student and Librarian Perspectives on Information Literacy: Finding Opportunity in Divergence. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes Du congrès Annuel De l’ACSI. Retrieved from https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/ojs.cais-acsi.ca/index.php/cais-asci/article/view/1173

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