Is there an information literacy skills gap to be bridged? An examination of faculty perceptions and activities relating to information literacy in the United States and England.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/254393
Title:
Is there an information literacy skills gap to be bridged? An examination of faculty perceptions and activities relating to information literacy in the United States and England.
Authors:
Weetman DaCosta, Jacqui
Abstract:
Surveys of faculty were conducted at two higher education institutions in England and the United States to ascertain their perceptions of information literacy. Faculty were also asked about the extent to which they incorporated information literacy skills into their courses. Similarities were found across the two institutions both in the importance that faculty attached to information skills and what they actually did to incorporate the skills within curricula. The results reflect an information literacy skills gap between what faculty (and librarians) want for their students and the practical reality. Librarians and faculty should work collaboratively together to bridge this gap.
Affiliation:
College of New Jersey
Publisher:
Association of College & Research Libraries
Journal:
College & Research Libraries
Issue Date:
May-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/254393
Type:
Article; Research Report
ISSN:
0010-0870
EISSN:
2150-6701
Appears in Collections:
Library

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWeetman DaCosta, Jacquien_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-03T14:19:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-03T14:19:40Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.identifier.issn0010-0870-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/254393-
dc.description.abstractSurveys of faculty were conducted at two higher education institutions in England and the United States to ascertain their perceptions of information literacy. Faculty were also asked about the extent to which they incorporated information literacy skills into their courses. Similarities were found across the two institutions both in the importance that faculty attached to information skills and what they actually did to incorporate the skills within curricula. The results reflect an information literacy skills gap between what faculty (and librarians) want for their students and the practical reality. Librarians and faculty should work collaboratively together to bridge this gap.en_GB
dc.publisherAssociation of College & Research Librariesen_GB
dc.subjectInformation literacyen_GB
dc.subjectFacultyen_GB
dc.subjectAcademic staffen_GB
dc.subjectLibraryen_GB
dc.subjectLibrariansen_GB
dc.subjectSkillsen_GB
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_GB
dc.titleIs there an information literacy skills gap to be bridged? An examination of faculty perceptions and activities relating to information literacy in the United States and England.-
dc.typeArticleen
dc.typeResearch Reporten
dc.identifier.eissn2150-6701-
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of New Jerseyen_GB
dc.identifier.journalCollege & Research Librariesen_GB
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