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This exploratory study aims to improve librarian support for undergraduate users as they find, access, evaluate, and appropriately use primary source materials in their research. By approaching object-based information literacy instruction via the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework), this project will promote use of academic library special collections and archives in ways that reinforce the theoretical approach espoused by that document. Primary source evaluations collected before and after one semester of...
Contributor: Rachel Scott
Resource Type(s): Publication
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Framework as a Whole
This usability study explores whether patrons prefer and are well-served by specialized, format-based searches or simpler, single-box searches, and the implications of these practices and preferences for information literacy. Qualitative data suggest that format-specific searches can confuse and slow down users and single-box searches are often faster and more successful. These findings highlight the potential conflict between user experience (UX) design and traditional conceptualizations of research and library-based search.
Contributor: Rachel Scott
Resource Type(s): Publication
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
An update from a previous version.
Contributor: Grace Liu
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
The infographic was originally developed for a management class. It is updated and revised to be applicable to other disciplines as well. The university logo was deleted for use by other campus.A video was made to explain the 4-step source assessment.
Contributor: Grace Liu
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Framework as a Whole
Prepared for a marketing research class which requires to find literature review and create citations.
Contributor: Grace Liu
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Scholarship as Conversation
editable PPT on general research process and different types of information sources. Prepared for Writing 200 class.
Contributor: Grace Liu
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
The presentation covers two sessions presentation of a business consulting session, including editable graphs for research process.
Contributor: Grace Liu
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Has Value, Searching as Strategic Exploration
Help students develop strategies to find quality articles.
Contributor: Grace Liu
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
This is a lesson plan for FYE business IL session. The plan incorporated a role play active learning activity and framework concept information has value.
Contributor: Grace Liu
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Has Value
The Penn State Berks Privacy Workshop Series focuses on privacy issues for students in the past, present, and future.  The Privacy Workshop spotlights privacy practices and concerns in the current moment; Digital Leadership explores future implications of past and current digital behaviors; Digital Shred provides tools to evaluate and mitigate the damage of past digital behaviors; and Digital Wellness focuses on privacy across the lifespan - bringing together the past, present, & future by finding a balance of technology & wellness, while...
Contributor: Alexandria Chisholm
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Has Value

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