Information Literacy Beyond the Library: A Study of the Attitudes and Practices of History Faculty at UNC

by Isenburg, Megan von

Abstract (Summary)
This study describes a questionnaire sent to History faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The survey was conducted to determine from the faculty’s perspective what levels of bibliographic instruction are currently being provided to their students, whether they believe such instruction is necessary, and with which types of the library’s History resources they believe students should be familiar. While librarians often lament the small number of classes brought to the library for bibliographic instruction, the survey shows that faculty say that they do provide some research instruction, that the quality of student research could be improved, and that their students should be familiar with a number of library resources. Findings also suggest that librarian-led bibliographic instruction sessions can improve the quality of student research. Recommendations are made to help close the disconnect between faculty and librarians. Next steps are also suggested for further study.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:David Carr

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:college and university libraries – bibliographic instruction relations with faculty curriculum history students


Date of Publication:04/12/2004

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