Document Type

Book Chapter

Date

2007

Embargo Period

10-20-2010

Keywords

Assessment, literacy skills, LOBO, higher education

Language

English

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Library and Information Science

Description/Abstract

Each fall, first-year students arrive at colleges across the country with widely varying abilities to complete library research assignments. Some students enter higher education as veterans of the information seeking process, armed with strong school library media preparation and ready to conquer any research assignment. Far more first-year students are over-reliant on Internet resources, confused about distinctions between scholarly and popular sources, daunted by scores of article databases, and mystified by the LC classification system. Academic librarians face the challenge of establishing baseline information literacy skills in all students, often with limited time and resources. One way to confront this challenge facing academic librarians is an online information literacy tutorial.