From the front line: information literacy instruction in Canadian academic libraries

Heidi Julien, Stuart Boon

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    Reports on data collected from an on-going Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded study of information literacy and bibliographic instruction in Canadian academic libraries. The goal of this three-year study is to identify instructional outcomes and characterize successful instruction from the perspectives of the institutions providing that instruction (particularly the librarian- instructors), and the students receiving the instruction. Focuses on the current practices of librarian-instructors on the front lines of bibliographic instruction in Canada, looking at their experiences, goals, instructional methods and challenges in providing information literacy services. Seeks to fill a gap in our understanding of the circumstances and challenges that face librarians at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and the attitudes of those librarians towards bibliographic instruction and the changing role of information literacy in Canadian post-secondary institutions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)143-149
    Number of pages6
    JournalReference Services Review
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • information technology
    • academic libraries
    • librarians
    • library users
    • education
    • user education

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