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Undergraduate Perceptions of Information Literacy

Title: Undergraduate Perceptions of Information Literacy: Defining, Attaining, and Self-Assessing Skills.
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Name(s): Gross, Melissa, author
Latham, Don, 1959-, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2009
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This investigation uses interview data on student conceptions of and experiences with interacting with information. In addition, student scores on the Information Literacy Test (ILT) provide data that allow for comparison of student perceptions to their level of information literacy as measured by a standardized test. A relational approach, informed by competency theory and the imposed query model, provide the framework for the study design and interpretation of the data. Findings reveal a general view of information literacy focused on product rather than process, a perception of achieving information skills on their own, a preference for people over other information sources, and an emphasis on personal interest as key to successful information seeking.
Identifier: FSU_migr_slis_faculty_publications-0017X (IID)
Citation: Gross, M., & Latham, D. (2009). Undergraduate perceptions of information literacy: Defining, attaining, and self-assessing skills. College & Research Libraries, 70, 336-350.
Subject(s): Information literacy
Information science
Library science
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_slis_faculty_publications-0017X
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: School of Information.
Is Part Of: College and Research Libraries.
Issue: 4, 70

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Gross, M., & Latham, D. (2009). Undergraduate Perceptions of Information Literacy: Defining, Attaining, and Self-Assessing Skills. College And Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_slis_faculty_publications-0017X