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Survey of Academic Library Leadership: Assessment of Information Literacy Efforts

  • ID: 4852791
  • Report
  • 47 Pages
  • Primary Research Group
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The report presents data from 100 academic library directors, deans, and provosts about how they view their library’s information literacy efforts.  The study presents commentary on how library leadership views the future of their information literacy programs, and what are their programs’ greatest strengths and deficiencies – what have been their best and most problematic policies.  The report also gives highly detailed numeric data on how committed library leadership believes that their university management is to information literacy and how well their information literacy staff is able to assess information literacy performance and its progress in the student population.

This 47-page study also gives insights into how much the information literacy workload has changed in recent years, and how programs go about evaluating their own progress.

Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:

  • 16.64 percent of their library’s information literacy tutorials were from or largely derived from those of other libraries with a range from a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 100 percent.
  • 44% of survey respondents felt that the information literacy workload at their institutions had increased significantly in the past two years.
  • Older survey respondents were much more likely than younger ones to have high regard for students’ information literacy skill levels.
  • Data in the report is broken out by many variables, including college type, enrollment, and level of tuition, among other variables. 
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1. THE QUESTIONNAIRE    

2. PARTICIPANTS LIST    

  • Characteristics of the Sample    

3. SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS    

  • Tutorials derived from other libraries    
  • Ratings of information literacy efforts    
  • Sources of improvement in an information literacy program    
  • Level of support of information literacy efforts provided by schools    
  • Grasp on information literacy skill level and progress of skills over time    
  • Change in library workload over the past two years    
  • Evaluation of information literacy results    
  • Future plans for information literacy programs    

List of Tables

Table 1.1 What percentage of your library's information literacy tutorials are from or largely derived from those of other libraries?    
Table 1.2 What percentage of your library's information literacy tutorials are from or largely derived from those of other libraries? Broken out by age range    
Table 1.3 What percentage of your library's information literacy tutorials are from or largely derived from those of other libraries? Broken out for public and private colleges    
Table 1.4 What percentage of your library's information literacy tutorials are from or largely derived from those of other libraries? Broken out by Carnegie class or type of college    
Table 1.5 What percentage of your library's information literacy tutorials are from or largely derived from those of other libraries? Broken out by enrollment    
Table 1.6 What percentage of your library's information literacy tutorials are from or largely derived from those of other libraries? Broken out by tuition, $    
Table 2.1 How would you evaluate your library's information literacy efforts    
Table 2.2 How would you evaluate your library's information literacy efforts Broken out by age range    
Table 2.3 How would you evaluate your library's information literacy efforts Broken out for public and private colleges    
Table 2.4 How would you evaluate your library's information literacy efforts Broken out by Carnegie class or type of college    
Table 2.5 How would you evaluate your library's information literacy efforts Broken out by enrollment    
Table 2.6 How would you evaluate your library's information literacy efforts Broken out by tuition, $    
What is the single practice, technology or philosophy that led to the greatest improvement in your library's information literacy program? Broken out by Carnegie class or type of college    
Table 3.1 How supportive of information literacy efforts is the college or university administration?    
Table 3.2 How supportive of information literacy efforts is the college or university administration? Broken out by age range    
Table 3.3 How supportive of information literacy efforts is the college or university administration? Broken out for public and private colleges    
Table 3.4 How supportive of information literacy efforts is the college or university administration? Broken out by Carnegie class or type of college    
Table 3.5 How supportive of information literacy efforts is the college or university administration? Broken out by enrollment    
Table 3.6 How supportive of information literacy efforts is the college or university administration? Broken out by tuition, $    
Table 4.1 How good a grasp does your information literacy team have on the information literacy skill level, and the progress of those skills over time, in your student population?    
Table 4.2 How good a grasp does your information literacy team have on the information literacy skill level, and the progress of those skills over time, in your student population? Broken out by age range    
Table 4.3 How good a grasp does your information literacy team have on the information literacy skill level, and the progress of those skills over time, in your student population? Broken out for public and private colleges    
Table 4.4 How good a grasp does your information literacy team have on the information literacy skill level, and the progress of those skills over time, in your student population? Broken out by Carnegie class or type of college    
Table 4.5 How good a grasp does your information literacy team have on the information literacy skill level, and the progress of those skills over time, in your student population? Broken out by enrollment    
Table 4.6 How good a grasp does your information literacy team have on the information literacy skill level, and the progress of those skills over time, in your student population? Broken out by tuition, $    
Table 5.1 The library workload in terms of providing information literacy classes, tutorials, workshops, and other instruction has increased, decreased or remained about the same at your institution over the past two years?    
Table 5.2 The library workload in terms of providing information literacy classes, tutorials, workshops, and other instruction has increased, decreased or remained about the same at your institution over the past two years? Broken out by age range    
Table 5.3 The library workload in terms of providing information literacy classes, tutorials, workshops, and other instruction has increased, decreased or remained about the same at your institution over the past two years? Broken out for public and private colleges    
Table 5.4 The library workload in terms of providing information literacy classes, tutorials, workshops, and other instruction has increased, decreased or remained about the same at your institution over the past two years? Broken out by Carnegie class or type of college    
Table 5.5 The library workload in terms of providing information literacy classes, tutorials, workshops, and other instruction has increased, decreased or remained about the same at your institution over the past two years? Broken out by enrollment    
Table 5.6 The library workload in terms of providing information literacy classes, tutorials, workshops, and other instruction has increased, decreased or remained about the same at your institution over the past two years? Broken out by tuition, $    
How does your info literacy staff evaluate information literacy results? Quizzes? Standardized tests? Broken out by Carnegie class or type of college    
What are the library's plans for the future of its information literacy program? Broken out by Carnegie class or type of college    

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