This project took a mixed methods approach to assessing the information literacy of HUA Inquiry Seminar students. Through the collection of surveys, an ethnographic study, and a final bibliographical assessment, we gathered evidence in support of incorporating library instruction into HU3900 courses. Library sessions were shown to have an immediate positive impact on the way students carried out searches. Students were also more likely to correctly cite the sources they used following library instruction. Based on our results, we further encourage faculty to reinforce information literacy concepts to students throughout the course of their seminar. Future projects should focus on utilizing and improving upon our methodology to further assess information literacy among HU3900 students.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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