Students are lacking ‘information literacy,’ study says

The October 17, 2006 online edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education sports an article about the lack of information skills among college and college-bound students. Students Lack ‘Information Literacy,’ Testing Service’s Study Finds (access to the full text should work if you are on campus) relates the results from a study by Educational Testing Service (ETS) using a test designed to measure students’ information literacy and computer savvy.

How can the Library help? I can visit classes on instructor’s request to teach how the use the various sources of information. Drop-in sessions on article databases searching and web sources evaluation are also in the works for November and December.

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