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Information Literacy And The Transition From High School To College, Donna E. Nix, Marianne Hageman, Janice Kragness Jun 2011

Information Literacy And The Transition From High School To College, Donna E. Nix, Marianne Hageman, Janice Kragness

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What expectations should college librarians have concerning the information literacy skills of incoming freshmen? This has been a recurring question among college librarians for years. The complementary question for high school librarians is: what do colleges expect freshmen to know in order to be effective researchers? AASL and ACRL have published information literacy standards, and have worked cooperatively to encourage communication between high school and college librarians. Have these efforts been successful? In this article, the authors share information about their research study exploring whether a gap exists between high school and college expectations related to information literacy.

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