Fostering Information Fluency: Two Student Centered Initiatives

Linke, Erika C.
January 2006
IATUL Annual Conference Proceedings;2006, Vol. 16, p136
Conference Proceeding
Two initiatives have been undertaken at Carnegie Mellon University, one to address issues of accountability relative to information literacy and the other to learn more about graduate students' information gathering behavior. In response to changing accreditation requirements, new evidence for student learning is being required. Thus a program to concentrate on the information literacy skills of undergraduates, particularly in major fields of study, has been started. The other initiative focuses on understanding the current information gathering behaviors of graduate students. Outcomes from this study are being incorporated into services directed at graduate students. Questions about how to address these needs from an operational perspective and their potential on library staffing are noted.


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