Student information literacy survey results available

Credo has announced that the results of an information literacy survey of over 1,500 students from more than 400 institutions worldwide are now freely available. Anyone may register for a free copy, along with a paper authored by Dr. Allen McKiel, Dean of Library Services at Western Oregon University at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Survey_Results. Credo will be unveiling results at ACRL during a breakfast discussion on 11 April 2013.

Among other key findings, the survey found:

  • 74% of students gave "reliability" of sources the highest importance, but 24% did not value a peer-reviewed journal over a memoir as an authoritative source.
  • Just over 80% of students feel prepared to conduct research, but only 16% feel very prepared to do research.
  • Though many students are aware of resources available through the library, 69% of students use open web source regularly or almost always while conducting research.

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