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Credo Studies Information Literacy in Colleges
Credo began a new research project to identify the predictable misunderstandings about information literacy that affect first-year college students. Partnering on this project is Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, a professor and coordinator for information literacy services and instruction at the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign. She and her team will use Credo’s research skills survey from 2016 to study data on hundreds of students and faculty members that reveals students’ misconceptions about information literacy.
“The current research tells us that students of all ages struggle with basic information literacy competencies like selecting an appropriate research topic and evaluating sources for bias,” says Ian Singer, Credo’s general manager. “Furthermore, college librarians only get so many chances to reach students through instruction, so making the most of those opportunities by anticipating problem areas is crucial to maximizing student success.”
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