Primary Research Group Inc. has published the Survey of Academic Library Use of Information Literacy Tutorials Developed by Others, ISBN 978-157440-469-2
This report presents data from 55 collegesand universities, predominantly in North America, about their use of openaccess information literacy tutorials, vendor-supplied tutorials, and otherinformation literacy tutorials developed by organizations other than the endusers themselves. In addition, the study looks at how libraries find tutorialson YouTube, Vimeo, LibGuides, SlideShare and other sources, and how thetutorials of other libraries influence the development of a library’s owntutorials. Survey participants alsoprovide the names of universities and other organizations whose info literacytutorials they use or find influential or helpful in their own efforts, oftenpinpointing particular urls. Surveyparticipants point to their favorite sources on plagiarism, Boolean logic andsearching, data curation, citation software, evaluating information sources,Microsoft Office, Google Scholar, digital repositories and other pertinentareas of interest. Data is broken outseparately by college type, size, tuition, and other variables.
The report also gives precise data on thepercentage of tutorials offered that are developed by the library itself, comefrom other libraries, from vendors, or other sources.
Just a few of this 51-page report’s mainfindings are that:
· Some of the most admiredsources of information literacy tutorials about evaluating information sourcesand Boolean logic and search strategies were: California State University SanBernadino, MIT, Western University, North Carolina State University, and JamesMadison University, among others.
· Use of Vimeo as a source forinfo literacy instruction was greatest among colleges in the lower tuitionranges and especially in community colleges, of which nearly 44% had usedvideos found on Vimeo in information literacy instruction.
· The libraries sampled developeda mean of 50.48% of the tutorials that they use by themselves.
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