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Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.13, Iss.2, Student Reseach Journal Jan 2024

Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.13, Iss.2, Student Reseach Journal

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Advancing And Championing Research: Research Librarians At Smu Libraries, Lip Hwee Tee, Benedict Yeo, Redzuan Abdullah Aug 2023

Advancing And Championing Research: Research Librarians At Smu Libraries, Lip Hwee Tee, Benedict Yeo, Redzuan Abdullah

Research Collection Library

The presenters discuss the critical value that research librarians bring to the research ecosystem of a university. This overview highlights key responsibilities and functions undertaken by research librarians. In their muti-faceted contributions, research librarians provide well-rounded support to the university, across all user segments, in areas of education and research.

Further to that, Research Librarians lead or contribute as key members to strategic developments and service innovations. These include the development of a systematic literature review support service, setup and expansion of an Investment and Data Studio, and research support in SMU’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.


S.I.F.T. Notebook Assignment, Christine Espina Dnp, Rn, Emily Spracklin Jul 2023

S.I.F.T. Notebook Assignment, Christine Espina Dnp, Rn, Emily Spracklin

Western Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

Purpose:

  • Demonstrate engagement in the S.I.F.T. lessons and critical thinking on social media literacy
  • Develop knowledge practices and dispositions connected to the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Frame “Authority is Constructed and Contextual” (ACRL, 2016).


Teaching Sift For Source Evaluation In Asynchronous One-Credit Information Literacy Courses, Allison Faix, Tristan Daniels Jul 2023

Teaching Sift For Source Evaluation In Asynchronous One-Credit Information Literacy Courses, Allison Faix, Tristan Daniels

Library Faculty Publications

With an awareness of growing issues in teaching source evaluation, the authors explored new methods to incorporate this skill into one-credit asynchronous information literacy courses. The authors discovered improvements in student performance when using SIFT and identified key strategies for its implementation to achieve best results.


Scaffolding The Open: Transforming An International Studies Course Using Open Pedagogy, Hilary Bussell, Amanda Larson Jun 2023

Scaffolding The Open: Transforming An International Studies Course Using Open Pedagogy, Hilary Bussell, Amanda Larson

Communications in Information Literacy

This case study describes how two librarians transformed an international information literacy course by creating a scaffolded open pedagogy experience for students to build transferable skills while exploring how information is produced, disseminated, and interpreted across the world. The authors discuss how we collaborated on the project to incorporate open pedagogy, tools, and strategies to enhance learning. The result was a scaffolded course using open pedagogy to help students engage with global information issues. Using Pressbooks, students published multimedia content exploring topics including global news media, censorship, misinformation, and digital divides. Then students chose to either openly license their work, …


Using Curriculum Mapping As A Tool To Align The Information Literacy And Evidence-Based Research Learning Outcomes In Nursing Curriculum, Jane Wu May 2023

Using Curriculum Mapping As A Tool To Align The Information Literacy And Evidence-Based Research Learning Outcomes In Nursing Curriculum, Jane Wu

Library Faculty & Staff Scholarship

This research investigated how to use curriculum mapping as a curriculum-integration tool to identify the components of information literacy (IL) and evidence-based practice (EBP) in the nursing curriculum for the future systematic incorporation of information literacy components in teaching EBP. The primary objective is to strengthen information literacy and evidence-based research competency. The ACRL information literacy framework in Higher Education, Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing, EBP Competencies, and the EBP research model were used to provide structure to create a map and crosswalk of information literacy and EBP student learning outcomes. We obtained 59 copies of the nursing undergraduate …


A Literature Survey On Information Literacy And Public Libraries In Pakistan, Sher Muhammad Burdi Apr 2023

A Literature Survey On Information Literacy And Public Libraries In Pakistan, Sher Muhammad Burdi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In today's technological world, information literacy has become essential, which involves the effective and ethical identification, access, evaluation, and utilization of information. Public libraries are significant contributors to the promotion of information literacy, especially in developing countries such as Pakistan, where information access is limited. The aim of study is to identify effects and role of information literacy in public libraries of Pakistan, identify the issues and challenges faced by libraries, and propose recommendations assess in the improvisation of in literacy programs. This study based on, primary, secondary and tertiary data and information was collected from different information sources such …


Beyond Reading And Writing: Information Literacy In Higher Education For Lifelong Success, Marta A. Mercado-Sierra, Sarah H. Northam Apr 2023

Beyond Reading And Writing: Information Literacy In Higher Education For Lifelong Success, Marta A. Mercado-Sierra, Sarah H. Northam

Faculty Publications

Information Literacy is critical to finding, evaluating, using, and creating information. It also influences how we navigate daily life, workplace environments, and civic participation. Several Information Literacy standards state that it is a human right. Everyone should have access to the necessary tools to develop their information literacy skills. We argue that students transitioning from high school to college are not college prepared for practicing information literacy. Faculty and Librarians both undertake the work to teach information literacy. Still, it would be more effective for Faculty-Librarian partnerships to utilize strengths in their discipline areas to teach information literacy skills.


Information, Digital And Media Literacy For Active Global Citizenship, Vicky Grant, Alanna Ross, David Thomas Mar 2023

Information, Digital And Media Literacy For Active Global Citizenship, Vicky Grant, Alanna Ross, David Thomas

IATUL 2023 Slides

This paper will present work in progress, led by the IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy (SIG IL) to develop an open educational resource to support librarians seeking to liberate information literacy. The resource positions information literacy as an approach to develop students as capable global citizens. Open educational resources provide an opportunity for integration of good practice through a continuous cycle of iterative and reflective updates, making them well suited to this emerging field. Our work is being led using the organisational change technique of appreciative inquiry (Cooperrider, 2008). Appreciative inquiry is a strengths based approach to change …


Exploring Student Engagement On Co-Curricular Metaliteracy Workshops During The Covid-19 Pandemic And Afterwards, Laura Dee Barber, Abigail Cruz Mar 2023

Exploring Student Engagement On Co-Curricular Metaliteracy Workshops During The Covid-19 Pandemic And Afterwards, Laura Dee Barber, Abigail Cruz

IATUL 2023 Slides

The expected abilities of the ‘literate’ have altered within the Information Age with reliance on digital technology (Stordy, 2015). Information literacy is described as the practical real world application of critical thinking skills within the domain of information (Doyle, 1994). Digital literacy can be considered as the ability to navigate and utilise the internet and digital tools to accomplish personal, professional, and civic goals (Martzoukou et al., 2020). Information literacy and digital literacy, both with foundations of critical thinking and collaboration within digital settings, have been reframed and incorporated (along with other literacies including media literacy, computer literacy, and visual …


Information Literacy As Liberal Education: Hurdles And Possible Solutions In United Arab Emirates' Context, Bushra Parveen Muzzaffar Hussain, Abdul Aleem Abdul Mubin Mar 2023

Information Literacy As Liberal Education: Hurdles And Possible Solutions In United Arab Emirates' Context, Bushra Parveen Muzzaffar Hussain, Abdul Aleem Abdul Mubin

IATUL 2023 Slides

As noted by Weibe (2015, cited in Mackay and Eva, 2019), there is a connection between information literacy, liberal education and lifelong learning which altogether are linked to the critical thinking skills needed to evaluate information both for academic and personal life. In today's world of information overload, multiple information formats, fake news and easy access to information by every individual, information literacy has become an important 21st-century skill to be learned by students. This learning not only helps students to become successful in academics but also in developing their behavior as responsible citizens. Therefore, information literacy should be taken …


It's Harder Than It Looks: How Students Identify Original Research Articles In An Undergraduate Biology Course, Alyssa Russo, Amy Jankowski Mar 2023

It's Harder Than It Looks: How Students Identify Original Research Articles In An Undergraduate Biology Course, Alyssa Russo, Amy Jankowski

University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications

Biology students must develop a foundational understanding about the role information plays in the scientific research process. Key to this is understanding that original research articles are the primary method of communicating findings from original scientific research. We analyzed data from an information literacy tutorial and worksheet integrated in a core undergraduate biology course to investigate how students identify original research articles. Our results suggest that students conceptually comprehend original research, but they need practice at identifying original research articles in real time and benefit from librarian feedback when they are actively searching for and selecting articles.


Examining The Level Of Information Literacy Among First-Year English Majors At The University Of Sargodha, Shahid Mehmood Mr., Sohail Mehmood Dr., Shaista Shahid Mrs. Jan 2023

Examining The Level Of Information Literacy Among First-Year English Majors At The University Of Sargodha, Shahid Mehmood Mr., Sohail Mehmood Dr., Shaista Shahid Mrs.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main goal of this study was to look into the information literacy (skills and standards) of English Language majors at Sargodha University. A total of 160 undergraduates, both men, and women, took part in the research. To get to their end goal, researchers had to fill out a questionnaire created by Mittermeyer and Quirion (2003). The results of this study showed that undergraduates at UOS don't know enough about how to use information. Because of this outcome, it was suggested that students from UOS take part in the research.


Acting "As If": Critical Pedagogy, Empowerment, And Labor, Rafia Mirza, Karen P. Nicholson, Maura Seale Jan 2023

Acting "As If": Critical Pedagogy, Empowerment, And Labor, Rafia Mirza, Karen P. Nicholson, Maura Seale

FIMS Publications

In this chapter, we explore the labor of information literacy and its devaluation in professional discourse, which lends appeal to critical library pedagogy as means to reclaim agency in the classroom. We consider how discourses of agency and empowerment in critical library pedagogy fail to account for positionality, power, and context, with the result that critical pedagogy tends to center individual (heroic) efforts rather than collective action. Critical pedagogy thus becomes a decontextualized and disempowering fiction, a practice of “acting as if” the classroom were a safe space. Reframing critical library pedagogy as labor undertaken in solidarity with other workers …


A Multicultural Approach To Evaluate Information Literacy Skills Of The University Students Of The Remote Areas Of Pakistan., Shahzadi Humbhi, Shabbir Tareen, Abdul Reheem, Alia Humbhi Dec 2022

A Multicultural Approach To Evaluate Information Literacy Skills Of The University Students Of The Remote Areas Of Pakistan., Shahzadi Humbhi, Shabbir Tareen, Abdul Reheem, Alia Humbhi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In today's world, information is vital for decision making. However, in the 21st century the abundance of information is also causing issues for the people having less expertise and knowledge for synthesizing and using it. The abundance is merely due to advancement in technology including information media, internet and printed books. The advancement in technology particularly the source of communicating information have intensified information complexity, which is, people receive much information in excess of needed and get confused that on which information basis they should make decisions. In this regard, having information literacy is considered one of the most …


Identifying Dis/Misinformation On Social Media: A Policy Report For The Diplomacy Lab Strategies For Identifying Mis/Disinformation Project, Bethany S. Mcgowan, Matthew Hannah, Sofia Babcock, Katelyn Biggs, Lara Chuppe, Christina Galiatsatos, Jannine Huby, Michael Kuczajda, Bennet Miller, Stephanie Perun, Amanda Shie, Alicia Stevance, Andrew Yason, Charlotte Yeung Dec 2022

Identifying Dis/Misinformation On Social Media: A Policy Report For The Diplomacy Lab Strategies For Identifying Mis/Disinformation Project, Bethany S. Mcgowan, Matthew Hannah, Sofia Babcock, Katelyn Biggs, Lara Chuppe, Christina Galiatsatos, Jannine Huby, Michael Kuczajda, Bennet Miller, Stephanie Perun, Amanda Shie, Alicia Stevance, Andrew Yason, Charlotte Yeung

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Dis/misinformation was a major concern in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and has only worsened in recent years. Even though domestic actors often spread dis/misinformation, actors abroad can use it to spread confusion and push their agenda to the detriment of American citizens. Even though this report focuses on actors outside the United States, the methods they use are universal and can be adapted to work against domestic agents. A solid understanding of these methods is the first step in combating foreign dis/misinformation campaigns and creating a new information literacy paradigm.

This report highlights the primary mechanisms of dis/misinformation: multimedia …


Critical Information Literacy: An Annotated Bibliography, John Stawarz Nov 2022

Critical Information Literacy: An Annotated Bibliography, John Stawarz

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

No abstract provided.


Growth Of Literature In “Information Literacy” Topic 2000-2021 Through Bibliometric Study., Amar Krishnaji Kulkarni, Rama Krushna Charan Patro Dr. Oct 2022

Growth Of Literature In “Information Literacy” Topic 2000-2021 Through Bibliometric Study., Amar Krishnaji Kulkarni, Rama Krushna Charan Patro Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information literacy has been an emerging topic for many fields in recent years, and this paper aims to evaluate the field of information literacy in the context of Library and Information Science (LIS). The evaluation will be conducted by using bibliometrics and scientific visualization techniques. A total of 2288 articles were retrieved that are indexed under topic information Literacy on web of science (Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index & Arts & Humanities Citation Index) were identified in order to achieve this objective. Search using the term 'information literacy'. Unify and standardize the data to make reliable evaluations. Evaluate …


Assessment Of Information And Computer Literacy Skills Among The Students Of The University Of Jammu: A Case Study, Meghabat Singh, Avinash Singh Charak, Gulshan Kumar Aug 2022

Assessment Of Information And Computer Literacy Skills Among The Students Of The University Of Jammu: A Case Study, Meghabat Singh, Avinash Singh Charak, Gulshan Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study was organized to assess and have records about the information literacy and computer literacy skills among the students at the University of Jammu. To collect the data, a questionnaire was framed and distributed among 265 students studying at the University of Jammu. Out of 265 students, 243 questionnaires were received with responses being filed in them. Of the 243 students, there were 159 males and 84 females. The data revealed that the majority of the students 177 (72.84%) were familiar with the concept of computer and digital literacy and most of the students possess knowledge about the basic …


Students' Information Literacy Skills: A Study From Lahore Leads University, Lahore, Pakistan., Hafiz Muhammad Zeeshan, Ashina Sadiq Aug 2022

Students' Information Literacy Skills: A Study From Lahore Leads University, Lahore, Pakistan., Hafiz Muhammad Zeeshan, Ashina Sadiq

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Aim: The goal of this study is to measure the level of information literacy among students at Lahore Leads University.

Approach/ Design /Methodology: A survey method was employed to acquire pertinent data from the community. The participants were current Lahore Leads University students who represented the conditions and environment on the Lahore Leads University campus. The sample of 200 university students was chosen using a standard random sampling method. I created and managed a questionnaire by myself. As a result, the information gathered was assessed.

Findings:-Most students could not search and use the catalogue, select information sources, select relevant …


Ils 490: Diplomacy Lab: Strategies For Identifying Mis/Disinformation Course Syllabus (Fall 2022), Bethany S. Mcgowan, Matthew Hannah Aug 2022

Ils 490: Diplomacy Lab: Strategies For Identifying Mis/Disinformation Course Syllabus (Fall 2022), Bethany S. Mcgowan, Matthew Hannah

Libraries Faculty and Staff Creative Materials

Course syllabus for the Diplomacy Lab: Strategies for Identifying Mis/Disinformation student-driven project, a collaboration between Purdue University and the U.S. Department of State, supervised by Professors Bethany McGowan and Matthew Hannah.


Examining Undergraduate Students’ Information Literacy Competency On E-Resources Utilization At Mzumbe University, Tanzania, Julitha Rukamata Jul 2022

Examining Undergraduate Students’ Information Literacy Competency On E-Resources Utilization At Mzumbe University, Tanzania, Julitha Rukamata

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A study was undertaken to examine undergraduate students’ skills in Information literacy among undergraduate students at Mzumbe University. The objective of this study was to investigate the information literacy levels among undergraduate students. The study used a mixed method approach design using cross-sectional and case study. The study distributed 210 questionnaires to undergraduate students using stratified sampling followed by systematic random sampling to select individual students in year 1, 2 and 3 from faculty of law, faculty of social sciences and faculty of science and technology.

Data were analyzed using SPSS software V.16. The study found that most students …


Information Literacy Programs And The Public Library: Users’ Views On Information Literacy, Shahid Mehmood, Rais Ahmed Samdani Jul 2022

Information Literacy Programs And The Public Library: Users’ Views On Information Literacy, Shahid Mehmood, Rais Ahmed Samdani

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The primary goal of this study is to learn about the challenges and problems that information literacy programs face from the perspective of library users and how these programs might be improved for the benefit of library users. There are two main aspects to this study: one focuses on user perceptions, and the other focuses on the planning of library information programs that fulfill the needs and wants of users.


Bibliometric Analysis On Information Literacy (2017-2021): A Systematic Literature Review, Md. Nurul Islam, Md. Tarik Been Aziz, Rupak Chakravarty Jun 2022

Bibliometric Analysis On Information Literacy (2017-2021): A Systematic Literature Review, Md. Nurul Islam, Md. Tarik Been Aziz, Rupak Chakravarty

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose

The goal of this paper is to examine the literature published on information literacy (IL) between 2017 and 2021 and reveal the most important trends in IL publication.

Design/methodology/approach

Scopus database was used to analyze specific aspects of publishing trends by looking at the literature indexed from 2017 to 2021 in the field of IL.

Findings

In 2017, there was a significant increase in the number of citations to IL-related literature. In addition to "Janes-Jang SM" and the "College and Research Libraries," they were both prolific authors and sources. Most articles were published in the Journal of Academic Librarianship …


Proactive Librarians, An Annoying Chat Widget, & A Global Pandemic: Analysis Of How An Existing Pop-Up Chat Widget Delivered Point Of Need Reference Services During A Global Pandemic At A Major Academic Institution, Christopher M. Jimenez Jun 2022

Proactive Librarians, An Annoying Chat Widget, & A Global Pandemic: Analysis Of How An Existing Pop-Up Chat Widget Delivered Point Of Need Reference Services During A Global Pandemic At A Major Academic Institution, Christopher M. Jimenez

Works of the FIU Libraries

In 2019, the librarians at Florida International University in Miami, Fl. implemented a pop-up chat widget using Springshare’s LibChat software to help drive more traffic toward virtual reference services. This led to an instant increase in traffic through our chat platform. Affectionately called the Annoying Chat Widget, the ACW also had the unintended success of increasing the percentage of quality research queries, improving the use of librarian time and effort. This established service proved vital when transitioning to fully remote services in March 2020, when librarians were forced to provide all services via virtual modalities. The poster presents a statistical …


Information Literacy And Ict Skills Of Library Staff In Some Selected Federal Polytechnics In Nigeria, Lateef Alhaji Bello Jun 2022

Information Literacy And Ict Skills Of Library Staff In Some Selected Federal Polytechnics In Nigeria, Lateef Alhaji Bello

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study assessed the information literacy and ICT skills of library staff in Federal Polytechnics in southwest Nigeria. The study adopted a survey research design and a total population of 154 which cut across six states in the Southwest geopolitical zone with five federal polytechnic. The study adopted stratified sampling techniques from which a sample size of 136 library staff was sampled. The major instrument used for data collection was questionnaire. A total of 154 copies of questionnaires were sent out, from which 136 copies were found to be valid and found fit for analysis. The data were analyzed using …


Information Literacy Competency Of Secondary School Students: A Case Study Of Vijayapura District, Deepa 7892186627 Kulkarni Dr, Ramesha Bb Prof May 2022

Information Literacy Competency Of Secondary School Students: A Case Study Of Vijayapura District, Deepa 7892186627 Kulkarni Dr, Ramesha Bb Prof

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the information literacy competencies possessed by secondary school students in Vijayapura District with a focus on the knowledge and skill level. Information literacy is very important, especially in the field of education where the students required to be updated in accessing the information and knowledge required for their academic work. This is possible only with the development of information literacy competencies. In the present study survey method was adopted for the study. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection and purposive sampling technique was used to select sample size of 200 students, from selected two secondary …


Information Literacy Skills Of Lis Students In Pakistan: A Study Of University Of Sargodha And University Of The Punajab, Lahore, Bilal Anjum, Muhammad Asif Ali, Shahzeb Mugheri Ph.D Scholar May 2022

Information Literacy Skills Of Lis Students In Pakistan: A Study Of University Of Sargodha And University Of The Punajab, Lahore, Bilal Anjum, Muhammad Asif Ali, Shahzeb Mugheri Ph.D Scholar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study aimed to investigate the perceived level of IL skills, strength, weakness, challenges, and levels of IL programs attended by ILS students of two leading library schools of Pakistan. This research used descriptive survey method and distributed questionnaire among 330 participants which returned 232 complete usable responses. This study found that participants of both LIS schools perceived good level of IL skills while the majority of them prefer internet sources as they possess adequate internet surfing skills. In addition to challenges the large number of participants lacks knowledge and skills to use computer and personal computer (M = 2.71, …


Drafting An Assessment Plan For Your Instruction Program: Sustainably Assessing Information Literacy In An Undergraduate Stem Course, Kevin Moore, Clinton K. Baugess May 2022

Drafting An Assessment Plan For Your Instruction Program: Sustainably Assessing Information Literacy In An Undergraduate Stem Course, Kevin Moore, Clinton K. Baugess

All Musselman Library Staff Works

Assessing student learning across a library instruction program can be infeasible without being strategic, intentional, and realistic. Librarians at a small college will share how they developed a sustainable, 3-year assessment plan for the ACRL Framework and targeted a 100-level biology course-one of the two high-enrollment STEM courses that receive library instruction on their campus each year. The presenters will share their assessment plan, flipped instruction model, workflow-management strategies, and lessons learned for collaborating with STEM faculty to assess information literacy.


Information Literacy In Curriculum Development And Online Learning During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Samsul Susilawati May 2022

Information Literacy In Curriculum Development And Online Learning During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Samsul Susilawati

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The development of civilization in the 21st century requires a different perspective in education. The rapid development of technology and information cannot be anticipated by blocking its use in the world of education. A lot of knowledge and knowledge is easily conveyed through technology media whose development is difficult to contain. The development of civilization must be a challenge for educators to prepare superior resources and become winners in global competition. Improvement and implementation of the 2013 Curriculum at the primary and secondary education levels is carried out in order to equip students with competencies that they can live life …