Friday, August 12, 2005

Crisis in Information Literacy

Crisis in Information Literacy. This is an article by Ann Jabro and Jacqueline Corinth. It appeared in the Summer 2005 issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly.

From the site:

Colleges and universities are integrating information literacy components into current curricula to better prepare students for the global marketplace. Students attending Robert Morris University are required to successfully complete five communications courses, that include elements of information literacy, as well as communication intensive courses in their major. Students’ inability to successfully complete an upper-level research assignment instigated collaboration between a librarian and the professor. As a result, students can more successfully identify, retrieve, and evaluate information when they receive training that involves application exercises.

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