Survey of Academic Library Use of Information Literacy Tutorials Developed by Others

  • ID: 4391776
  • Report
  • Region: North America
  • 51 pages
  • Primary Research Group
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This report presents data from 55 colleges and universities, predominantly in North America, about their use of open access information literacy tutorials, vendor-supplied tutorials, and other information literacy tutorials developed by organizations other than the end users themselves. In addition, the study looks at how libraries find tutorials on YouTube, Vimeo, LibGuides, SlideShare and other sources, and how the tutorials of other libraries influence the development of a library’s own tutorials.  Survey participants also provide the names of universities and other organizations whose info literacy tutorials they use or find influential or helpful in their own efforts, often pinpointing particular urls.  Survey participants point to their favorite sources on plagiarism, Boolean logic and searching, data curation, citation software, evaluating information sources, Microsoft Office, Google Scholar, digital repositories and other pertinent areas of interest.  Data is broken out separately by college type, size, tuition, and other variables.

The report also gives precise data on the percentage of tutorials offered that are developed by the library itself, come from other libraries, from vendors, or other sources.

Just a few of this 51-page report’s main findings are that:

  •         Some of the most admired sources of information literacy tutorials about evaluating information sources and Boolean logic and search strategies were: California State University San Bernadino, MIT, Western University, North Carolina State University, and James Madison University, among others.
  •         Use of Vimeo as a source for info literacy instruction was greatest among colleges in the lower tuition ranges and especially in community colleges, of which nearly 44% had used videos found on Vimeo in information literacy instruction.
  •         The libraries sampled developed a mean of 50.48% of the tutorials that they use by themselves.
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THE QUESTIONNAIRE   

PARTICIPANTS LIST   
Characteristics of the Sample   

SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS   
Use of Instructional Information Literacy Videos Found on YouTube   
Use of Instructional Information Literacy Videos Found on Vimeo   
Use of Instructional Information Literacy Videos Found on Facebook   
Percentage of Information Literacy Tutorials Developed by the Library Itself   
Percentage of Information Literacy Tutorials Developed by Other Libraries   
Percentage of Information Literacy Tutorials Developed by the Information Vendors   
Percentage of Information Literacy Tutorials Developed by the Parties Other than Those Previously Cited   
Number of Information Literacy Tutorials from Other Libraries Viewed Prior to Developing One’s Own Tutorial   
Degree to Which Developers of Information Literacy Tutorials are Influenced by Tutorials from Other Libraries   
Most Admired Sources of Information Literacy Tutorials   
Most Admired Sources of Information Literacy Tutorials About Plagiarism   
Most Admired Sources of Information Literacy Tutorials About Citation Software   
Most Admired Sources of Information Literacy Tutorials About Evaluating Information Sources and Boolean Logic and Search Strategies   
Most Admired Sources of Information Literacy Tutorials About Institutional Digital Repositories   
Most Admired Sources of Information Literacy Tutorials About the Library Catalog   
Most Admired Sources of Information Literacy Tutorials About Using eBook Collections   
Most Admired Sources of Information Literacy Tutorials About Use of Google Scholar   
Most Admired Sources of Information Literacy Tutorials the Use of Microsoft Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office Programs   
Most Admired Sources of Information Literacy Tutorials the Use of Data Curation Tools   

List of Tables
Table 1 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on any of the following sources in your information literacy instruction?   
Table 1.1.1 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on YouTube in your information literacy instruction?   
Table 1.1.2 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on YouTube in your information literacy instruction? Broken out by public or private status   
Table 1.1.3 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on YouTube in your information literacy instruction? Broken out by annual tuition, $   
Table 1.1.4 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on YouTube in your information literacy instruction? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 1.1.5 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on YouTube in your information literacy instruction? Broken out by college type or Carnegie class   
Table 1.2.1 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on Vimeo in your information literacy instruction?   
Table 1.2.2 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on Vimeo in your information literacy instruction? Broken out by public or private status   
Table 1.2.3 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on Vimeo in your information literacy instruction? Broken out by annual tuition, $   
Table 1.2.4 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on Vimeo in your information literacy instruction? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 1.2.5 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on Vimeo in your information literacy instruction? Broken out by college type or Carnegie class   
Table 1.3.1 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on Facebook in your information literacy instruction?   
Table 1.3.2 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on Facebook in your information literacy instruction? Broken out by public or private status   
Table 1.3.3 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on Facebook in your information literacy instruction? Broken out by annual tuition, $   
Table 1.3.4 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on Facebook in your information literacy instruction? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 1.3.5 Have you ever used or assigned for use videos initially discovered on Facebook in your information literacy instruction? Broken out by college type or Carnegie class   
Table 2 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by the following parties?   
Table 2.1.1 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by the library itself?   
Table 2.1.2 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by the library itself? Broken out by public or private status   
Table 2.1.3 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by the library itself? Broken out by annual tuition, $   
Table 2.1.4 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by the library itself? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 2.1.5 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by the library itself? Broken out by college type or Carnegie class   
Table 2.2.1 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by other libraries?   
Table 2.2.2 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by other libraries? Broken out by public or private status   
Table 2.2.3 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by other libraries? Broken out by annual tuition, $   
Table 2.2.4 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by other libraries? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 2.2.5 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by other libraries? Broken out by college type or Carnegie class   
Table 2.3.1 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by Information vendors?   
Table 2.3.2 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by Information vendors? Broken out by public or private status   
Table 2.3.3 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by Information vendors? Broken out by annual tuition, $   
Table 2.3.4 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by Information vendors? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 2.3.5 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by Information vendors? Broken out by college type or Carnegie class   
Table 2.4.1 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by others not previously cited?   
Table 2.4.2 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by others not previously cited? Broken out by public or private status   
Table 2.4.3 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by others not previously cited? Broken out by annual tuition, $   
Table 2.4.4 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by others not previously cited? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 2.4.5 About what percentage of the information literacy tutorials offered by your library were developed by others not previously cited? Broken out by college type or Carnegie class   
Table 3.1 When devising an information literacy tutorial for your library about how many other tutorials from other libraries do you typically view?   
Table 3.2 When devising an information literacy tutorial for your library about how many other tutorials from other libraries do you typically view? Broken out by public or private status   
Table 3.3 When devising an information literacy tutorial for your library about how many other tutorials from other libraries do you typically view? Broken out by annual tuition, $   
Table 3.4 When devising an information literacy tutorial for your library about how many other tutorials from other libraries do you typically view? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 3.5 When devising an information literacy tutorial for your library about how many other tutorials from other libraries do you typically view? Broken out by college type or Carnegie class   
Table 4.1 In general how influenced would you say you usually are by what other libraries have done when you devise an information literacy tutorial?   
Table 4.2 In general how influenced would you say you usually are by what other libraries have done when you devise an information literacy tutorial? Broken out by public or private status   
Table 4.3 In general how influenced would you say you usually are by what other libraries have done when you devise an information literacy tutorial? Broken out by annual tuition, $   
Table 4.4 In general how influenced would you say you usually are by what other libraries have done when you devise an information literacy tutorial? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 4.5 In general how influenced would you say you usually are by what other libraries have done when you devise an information literacy tutorial? Broken out by college type or Carnegie class   
What are your two most admired sources influencing your own library's information literacy tutorials?   
What are your favorite information literacy oriented tutorials regarding plagiarism? For this and following similar questions please be highly specific, mentioning specific colleges, universities or outlets such as YouTube or even specific developers.  While the focus is on open access you can also mention particularly noteworthy commercial products or tutorials that may not be available through open access but that are nonetheless useful as models or inspiration.   
What are your favorite publicly available information literacy oriented tutorials regarding citation software?   
What are you favorite publicly available information literacy oriented tutorials on evaluating information sources and on Boolean logic and search strategies?   
What are your favorite publicly available information literacy oriented tutorials on the topic of open access and Institutional digital repositories?   
What are your favorite publicly available information literacy oriented tutorials on the topic of using the library catalog?   
What are your favorite publicly available information literacy oriented tutorials on use of eBook collections?   
What are your favorite publicly available information literacy oriented videos on the use of Interlibrary Loan?   
What are your favorite publicly available information literacy oriented videos on using Google Scholar and/or Google Books?   
What are your favorite publicly available information literacy oriented videos for use of social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Google+ and others?   
What are your favorite publicly available tutorials on the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office Programs?   
What are your favorite publicly available information literacy oriented tutorials on data curation?   
What are your favorite publicly available tutorials on the use of Adobe Acrobat and related Adobe products?   
What are your favorite publicly available information literacy oriented tutorials on the use of Dropbox, Google Drive and other cloud storage services?

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