Planning, building, and assessing a library instruction tutorial

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Each fall, first-year students arrive at colleges across the country with widely varying abilities to complete library research assignments. Some students enter higher education as veterans of the informationseeking process, armed with strong school library media preparation and ready to conquer any research assignment. However, more firstyear students are over-reliant on Internet resources, confused about distinctions between scholarly and popular sources, daunted by scores of article databases, and mystified by the Library of Congress (LC) classification system. Academic librarians face the challenge of establishing baseline information literacy skills in all students, often with limited time and resources. One way to confront this challenge facing academic librarians is to develop an online information literacy tutorial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAn Introduction to Instructional Services in Academic Libraries
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781135695057
ISBN (Print)9780789037084
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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