Student information research skills: Report on a Quebec-wide study on information literacy

Labelle, Patrick R. and Nicholson, Karen Student information research skills: Report on a Quebec-wide study on information literacy., 2005 [Newspaper/magazine article]


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Academic librarians widely believe that information literacy instruction is most effective when integrated into the curriculum and addressed in course objectives. In order to persuade campus colleagues likewise and to confirm the real and pressing need for this type of instruction, additional quantitative research is required. "Information Literacy: Study of Incoming First-Year Undergraduates in Quebec" is one such research project that attempted to gauge student information competence upon entering university. While contributing to the dialogue initiated at the "Information Literacy in Libraries: A National Forum" CLA Pre-Conference session held in June 2004, the following overview of this Quebec-wide study highlights noteworthy findings that will be of value to the Canadian academic library community as it continues to promote information literacy instruction.

Item type: Newspaper/magazine article
Keywords: information literacy information seeking behavior
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CD. User training, promotion, activities, education.
Depositing user: Patrick R. Labelle
Date deposited: 16 Dec 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16


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