Presentation Title

LILAC and Citation Project Workshop

Location

PARB 255

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

The LILAC Project (Learning Information Literacy across the Curriculum) is a multi-institutional study of student information-seeking behaviors (visit our blog at http://lilac-group.blogspot.com/ for more information). This year we join forces with the Citation Project, a study of how students use the information they find (http://www.citationproject.net ), to consider what both studies may have to tell us about students’ information literacy “habits of mind” and the role of information literacy in different stages of source-based writing.

In this workshop, we will briefly introduce the background of the LILAC project and the Citation Project, and provide preliminary reports of on-going data analysis regarding students’ information-seeking behavior. Participants will gain hands-on experience with the research-aloud protocol (RAP) video captures used as part of this study and identifying and coding participant behaviors. This year, we will demonstrate the coding and analysis of information-seeking behaviors of students representing different student populations including native speakers of English and multilingual writers in composition courses as well as students in content courses in advanced courses in different disciplines. Based on the coding and analysis of these representative cases, we will discuss the quantitative results regarding the characteristics of students’ information-seeking behavior.

In both large- and small-group discussions, we will consider the following questions: 1) the relevance of information literacy in composition classes and writing intensive courses in different disciplines; 2) the challenges in teaching source-based writing (e.g., plagiarism) and how these challenges may be addressed in light of the results from the LILAC Project and the Citation Project; and 3) possible ways to strengthen information literacy instruction, to assist student develop competency in understanding and using library and academic sources.

We will share our experience in data analysis and results interpretation and invite participants to discuss how to consider the framing of LILAC projects from different disciplinary perspectives. The addition of citation context analysis like that done by the Citation Project allows participants to explore both the research process and the writing process. The triangulation of data made possible by this combined research provides deeper and more nuanced understanding of information literacy in general and use and misuse of sources in particular. Workshop participants will also be invited to participate in the LILAC Project as partners.

Join us and find out more about our research!

Presentation Description

The LILAC Project (Learning Information Literacy across the Curriculum) is a multi-institutional study of student information-seeking behaviors (visit our blog at http://lilac-group.blogspot.com/ for more information). This year we join forces with the Citation Project, a study of how students use the information they find (http://www.citationproject.net ), to consider what both studies may have to tell us about students’ information literacy “habits of mind” and the role of information literacy in different stages of source-based writing.

Keywords

research paper, source-based writing, information seeking behavior

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Feb 22nd, 11:45 AM Feb 22nd, 1:00 PM

LILAC and Citation Project Workshop

PARB 255

The LILAC Project (Learning Information Literacy across the Curriculum) is a multi-institutional study of student information-seeking behaviors (visit our blog at http://lilac-group.blogspot.com/ for more information). This year we join forces with the Citation Project, a study of how students use the information they find (http://www.citationproject.net ), to consider what both studies may have to tell us about students’ information literacy “habits of mind” and the role of information literacy in different stages of source-based writing.

In this workshop, we will briefly introduce the background of the LILAC project and the Citation Project, and provide preliminary reports of on-going data analysis regarding students’ information-seeking behavior. Participants will gain hands-on experience with the research-aloud protocol (RAP) video captures used as part of this study and identifying and coding participant behaviors. This year, we will demonstrate the coding and analysis of information-seeking behaviors of students representing different student populations including native speakers of English and multilingual writers in composition courses as well as students in content courses in advanced courses in different disciplines. Based on the coding and analysis of these representative cases, we will discuss the quantitative results regarding the characteristics of students’ information-seeking behavior.

In both large- and small-group discussions, we will consider the following questions: 1) the relevance of information literacy in composition classes and writing intensive courses in different disciplines; 2) the challenges in teaching source-based writing (e.g., plagiarism) and how these challenges may be addressed in light of the results from the LILAC Project and the Citation Project; and 3) possible ways to strengthen information literacy instruction, to assist student develop competency in understanding and using library and academic sources.

We will share our experience in data analysis and results interpretation and invite participants to discuss how to consider the framing of LILAC projects from different disciplinary perspectives. The addition of citation context analysis like that done by the Citation Project allows participants to explore both the research process and the writing process. The triangulation of data made possible by this combined research provides deeper and more nuanced understanding of information literacy in general and use and misuse of sources in particular. Workshop participants will also be invited to participate in the LILAC Project as partners.

Join us and find out more about our research!