Assessment, literacy skills, LOBO, higher education
Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Library and Information Science
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.
Oakleaf, Megan. "Planning, Building, and Assessing an Online Information Literacy Tutorial: The LOBO Experience." Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating College and University Students Online. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2008.