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Of Primary Importance: Applying The New Literacy Guidelines, Janet Hauck, Marc Robinson Apr 2018

Of Primary Importance: Applying The New Literacy Guidelines, Janet Hauck, Marc Robinson

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Written by a librarian and a history professor, this article describes a primary source literacy project for students. In addition, this essay reports the project’s effectiveness in teaching undergraduates to analyze information and develop primary source literacy. The methodology employed included a research project with 24 undergraduates, along with a pre- and post-survey. The research project and student survey incorporated principles from the Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy, published in 2017 by the ACRL’s Rare Books & Manuscripts Section and the Society of American Archivists. The article offers research and practical implications for librarians and instructors interested in strategies to …