Presentation Title

What's in a Name? First-Year College Students React to the Term "Information Literacy"

Location

Room 100

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

How efficacious is the term “information literacy”? Interestingly, there is a dearth of research on students’ perceptions of the term. This presentation will report on two studies of first-year college students, in which participants were asked whether they had heard the term “information literacy” before, what their reaction was to the term, and how they would define the term. The findings raise questions about the usefulness of the term and, as such, have important implications for practice and research.

Keywords

Information literacy, College freshman

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 22nd, 9:45 AM Sep 22nd, 11:00 AM

What's in a Name? First-Year College Students React to the Term "Information Literacy"

Room 100

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