Assessing Information Literacy Skills Development in First Year Students: A Multi-Year Study

Fain, Margaret
March 2011
Journal of Academic Librarianship;Mar2011, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p109
Academic Journal
The article discusses a five-year study of the information literacy skill development of first-year undergraduates at colleges and universities in the U.S. The article reviews the literature pertaining to the topic and the methodology of the study, including the instruction given to undergraduates and assessment testing before and after the study, emphasis on recognizing the Library of Congress (LC) call number system, and the application of McNemar's Test comparing correlated proportions and producing statistical information. The article presents data and discusses the results of the study, which reveal significant improvement in recognizing the LC system and working with library personnel.


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