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.