Motivational Aspects of Information Literacy Skills Instruction in Community College Libraries

Ruth V. Small, Nasriah Zakaria, Houria El-Figuigui

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Abstract

This study explored the motivational aspects of information literacy skills instruction delivered by librarians in community college libraries. Librarians and students at seven community colleges were interviewed and observed. Involvement of faculty, use of technology, and students' on- and off-task behaviors also were investigated. Data analyses used Keller's ARCS Model, ACRL standards, and Small and Arnone's Motivation Overlay for Information Skills Instruction. The majority of strategies used were to gain and maintain students' attention. The range of strategies, rather than the number of strategies, appeared to positively affect student motivation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-121
Number of pages26
JournalCollege and Research Libraries
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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