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Assessment Of Information Literacy Skills Of Postgraduate Education Students In Nigeria, Vera Victor-Aigbodion Mar 2022

Assessment Of Information Literacy Skills Of Postgraduate Education Students In Nigeria, Vera Victor-Aigbodion

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information literacy (IL) skills play a significant role in postgraduate students' academic development and research ability. Literature about postgraduate education students' information literacy is scarce, resulting in little knowledge about their level of information literacy skills. This study aimed to assess the information literacy skills of postgraduate education students at selected Nigerian public universities. A descriptive survey design was used for this study, which included 412 postgraduate education students from 3 Nigerian public universities. In the process of analyzing the data collected from the questionnaire, mean, standard deviation, and analysis of variance statistics were used. Students in postgraduate education demonstrated …


Role Of School Libraries In Sharpening 21st Century Skills Of Students, Rajesh Patel, Anitha B. Jan 2022

Role Of School Libraries In Sharpening 21st Century Skills Of Students, Rajesh Patel, Anitha B.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Students as the human capital need to be empowered for the socio- economic development of our country. The pace with which the world is moving accelerates the need for a proactive outlay to evolve a strong, energetic and buoyant kind of learners who can meet the challenges in life and work. The skills required for the future workforce are totally different from what our students are acquiring now. Libraries, as an integral part of our educational system, can contribute much towards skill development, especially in schools. School libraries are centres where students can develop their skills through self- paced learning …


First Steps In Planning A College Department Curriculum To Incorporate Information Fluency, Claudia J. Dold Mar 2013

First Steps In Planning A College Department Curriculum To Incorporate Information Fluency, Claudia J. Dold

Claudia J. Dold

Creating an information fluency curriculum for a specific discipline requires preliminary work: assessing what students already know in their discipline; what they need to learn to be successful in their current course; and then what they will need to be functional in the field when they complete the remaining classes in their discipline, when they start working in their field, and/or when they move on to graduate school. This session addresses how one librarian approached faculty in a particular discipline, assessed the current teaching agenda, and planned to determine the information fluency demands of the courses.


Students And Information Literacy: High School And Postsecondary Perspectives, Debe Averill, Nancy Lewis Jan 2013

Students And Information Literacy: High School And Postsecondary Perspectives, Debe Averill, Nancy Lewis

Maine Policy Review

Using current research and professional standards, the authors discuss the importance of information literacy skills at all educational levels. Recent research, as well as anecdotal evidence from students, librarians and teachers, indicates that students lack knowledge of research process steps and rely too heavily on general and non-vetted sources. Studies show that students default to these sources in an attempt to complete assignments quickly and demonstrate of a lack of knowledge regarding topic development, source evaluation and ethical use. Policy issues addressed include the need for K-12 information literacy instruction by qualified library/media professionals, cooperation between secondary and postsecondary stakeholders …


Library Research Skills And The Nursing Curriculum: Engaging Students In The Post-Brandon-Hill Era, Carol L. Watwood, Bryan Carson Oct 2008

Library Research Skills And The Nursing Curriculum: Engaging Students In The Post-Brandon-Hill Era, Carol L. Watwood, Bryan Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

ABSTRACT. Health science librarians experience challenges when partnering with people from other professional backgrounds such as nursing and with people of different ages. In partnering with people of other backgrounds,it is helpful to recognize the changing nature of research skills and the fact that many 21st century college students lack a print-based concept of research. Helping students to succeed in understanding and participating in the research process is more important than ever due to changes in the nursing profession, the sheer mass of scholarly information, and the challenges of searching for information on the world wide web.


Library Research Skills And The Nursing Curriculum: Engaging Students In The Post-Brandon-Hill Era, Carol L. Watwood, Bryan Carson Jan 2008

Library Research Skills And The Nursing Curriculum: Engaging Students In The Post-Brandon-Hill Era, Carol L. Watwood, Bryan Carson

Carol L. Watwood

ABSTRACT. Health science librarians experience challenges when partnering with people from other professional backgrounds such as nursing and with people of different ages. In partnering with people of other backgrounds,it is helpful to recognize the changing nature of research skills and the fact that many 21st century college students lack a print-based concept of research. Helping students to succeed in understanding and participating in the research process is more important than ever due to changes in the nursing profession, the sheer mass of scholarly information, and the challenges of searching for information on the world wide web.


A Measure Of The Library Skills Of High School Graduates Of Washington State As Demonstrated By Freshman Of Central Washington State College, Malcolm Douglas Alexander Jan 1972

A Measure Of The Library Skills Of High School Graduates Of Washington State As Demonstrated By Freshman Of Central Washington State College, Malcolm Douglas Alexander

All Master's Theses

This paper presents the study of library skills possessed by the 1971 entering freshman class at Central Washington State College. The study was designed to provide data to library faculty about the skills in which the students required instruction. The students tested possessed a selected list of library skills at the 47th percentile as measured by Ethel M. Feagley' s test A Library Orientation Test For College Freshmen. The hypothesis that they would not possess the skills at the 50th percentile was upheld.