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Bibliography for “Teaching Information Literacy to Generation Y:
Tested Strategies for Reaching the Headphone-Wearing, Itchy Mouse-Fingered, and Frequently Paged”

A poster session for the ACRL 10th National Conference, Spring 2001

By Judith Faust, Elizabeth A. Ginno,
Jennifer Laherty and Kate Manuel

Generation Y Students, Demographics & CharacteristicsInstructional DesignLibrary Instruction (General)Active LearningLearning Styles (General)Graphic OrganizersInformation Literacy

Generation Y Students, Demographics & Characteristics

Bagnall, Diana. (1999, March 16). The Y Factor. The Bulletin with Newsweek117 (6165): 14-20.

Baker, Jamie F. (1999). Give it to them the way they want it. The Masthead51 (3), 21. Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A56640843.

Blumenstyk, Goldie. (2000, November 14). Digital-library company plans to charge students a monthly fee for access. Chronicle of Higher Education. Available at:

Calvert, Philip J. (1999). Web-based misinformation in the context of higher education. Asian Libraries, 8 (3), 83-91.

Cannon, David. (1991). Generation X: the way they do the things they do. Journal of Career Planning and Employment51, 34-38.

Cheng, Kipp. (1999, August 9). Setting their sites of Generation “Y.” Mediaweek, 9 (31), 46. Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A55492978.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly and Schneider, Barbara. (2000). Becoming adult: how teenagers prepare for the world of work. New York: Basic Books.

Curcio, Sharon. (1995). Finding modern ways to teach today’s youth. Corrections Today, 57 (2), 28(2). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP:A16871121.

Dwyer, Victor. (1996, November 25). A crash course in Reality 101: Generation Y asks universities to deliver for their futures. Maclean’s, 109 (48), 50(5). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A18892927.

Elfin, Mel. (1992, September 28). The college of tomorrow. U.S. News & World Report, 113 (12), 110(2). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A12666645.

Freeland, Russell. (1990). WonderWorks. Data Based Advisor, 8 (3), 146(2). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A8216726.

Garry, Michael. (1996). Training for the Nintendo generation. Progressive Grocer, 75 (4), 87(3). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A18214234.

Generation Y. (1999, February 15). Business Week, (3616), 80(1). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A53916271.

Grimes, Deborah J. and Boening, Carl H. (2000). Worries about the web: a look at student use of web resources. College and Research Libraries, 62 (1): 11-23.

Healy, Patrick. (1999, November 18). Cal State reports success in reining in students’ remediation needs. Chronicle of Higher Education. Available for subscribers at:

Howe, Neil and Strauss, William. (2000). Millennials rising: the next great generation. New York: Vintage Books.

Lee, Catherine A. (1996). Teaching Generation X. Research Strategies, 14, 56-59.

Macdonald, Brad and Dunkelberger, Robert. (2000). Full-text database dependency: an emerging trend among undergraduate library users? Research Strategies, 16 (4): 301-307.

Marlatt, Andrew. (1999, August 15). Yen for e-tail. Internet World, 5 (26), 39. Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A55521189.

Martin, Dale. (2000, November). Easing into college. California Educator, 5 (3): 18-19.

Merrill, Cristina. (1999). The ripple effect reaches Gen Y. American Demographics. Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A58293748.

Missed expectations: incivility in the classroom. (2000). NEA Higher Education Advocate, 17 (5), 6-8.

Omelia, Johana. (1998). Understanding Generation Y: a look at the next wave of US consumers. Drug & Cosmetic Industry, 163 (6), 90(1). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A53564506.

Polta, Anne (2000, August 26). Generation Y: diverse, independent, and poised to wield clout. West Central Tribune. Available at:

Rand, Alexandra. (1996). Technology transforms training. HR Focus, 73 (11), 11(3). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A18990081.

Reisberg, Leo. (2000, January 28). Student stress is rising, especially among women: annual survey of freshmen also finds declines in drinking and smoking. Chronicle of Higher Education46 (21). Available for subscribers at:

Rifkin, Jeremy. (2000). The age of access: the new culture of hypercapitalism where all of life is a paid for experience. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher|Putnam.

Rosenthal, Nicole. (1998, May 18). The boom tube. Mediaweek, 8 (20), 44(1). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A20757162.

Roth, Lorie. (1999, November 1). Educating the cut-and-paste generation. Library Journal, 124 (18), 42. Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A57747389.

Schainbaum, Elizabeth. (1999, September 18). Foreign students learn to adjust to California living. Oakland Tribune. Available at:

Smith, Kimberley Robles. Great expectations: or, where do they get these ideas? Reference and User Services Quarterly, 40 (1): 27-31.

Soloway, Elliot. (1991). How the Nintendo Generation learns. Communications of the ACM, 34 (9), 23(5). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A11270957.

__________. (1993). Reading and writing in the 21st century. Communications of the ACM, 36 (5), 23(5). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A13736396.

Szabo, Joan C., and Hotch, Ripley. (1993). How high tech works in schools: the computer is becoming an increasingly critical teaching tool in preparing the Nintendo generation for tomorrow’s job market. Nation’s Business, 81 (12), 65(2). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A14752900.

Teenagers and technology: a Newsweek polls shows familiarity and optimism. (1997, April 28). Newsweek, 129 (17), 86(1). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A19336496.

Toops, Diane. (1999). Wanted: successful kids’ products: just ask for R&D expertise from Generation Y. Food Processing, 60 (4), 40(1). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A54637259.

United States. General Accounting Office.  Report to the ranking minority member, Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives. (2001).  Telecommunications: Characteristics and Choices of Internet Users.  Available at:

Instructional Design

Allan, David W. and Baures, Lisa A. (1995). B.I. instructional design: applying modes of consciousness theory. In The impact of technology on library instruction. Ann Arbor, MI: Pierian Press.

Cook, Paul F., Wilkins, Dennis A., and Green, Edward E. (1992). Instructional technology for teachers: using instructor’s plan. Ohio Media Spectrum, 44 (1), 20-23.

Nicaise, Molly, Gibney, Terresa, and Crane, Michael. (2000). Toward an understanding of authentic learning: student perceptions of an authentic classroom. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 9 (1), 79-94.

Small, Ruth V. (1998). Designing motivation into library and information skills instruction. School Library Media Quarterly Online. Available at:

Stripling, Barbara K. (1994). Assessment of student performance: the fourth step in the instructional design process. In Assessment and the school library media center (pp. 77-93). Englewood, CO; Libraries Unlimited.

Tessmer, Martin, Fink, Deborah, and Woo, Christina. (1985). Applications of instructional design to library instruction. Colorado Libraries, 11, 28-31.

Tripp, Steven D. (1992). Rapid prototyping: methodology and metaphors. Ohio Media Spectrum, 44 (1), 42-46.

Walster, Dian. (1995). Using instructional design theories in library and information science education. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 36, 239-248.

Wesley, Theresa L. (1991). Instructional program design: a re-examination in light of new OPAC demands. Technicalities, 11 (3), 9-11.


Library Instruction (General)

Dame, Melvina Azar. (1993). Serving linguistically and culturally diverse students: strategies for the school library media specialist. New York: Neal-Schuman.

Gay, Geneva. (1997). Educational equality for students of color. In Multicultural education: issues and perspectives (pp. 195-228). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Joyce, Marilyn Z. and Tallman, Julie I. (1997). Making the writing and research connection with the I-search process: a how-to-do-it manual. New York: Neal-Schuman.

LaGuardia, Cheryl et al. (1996). Teaching the new library: a how-to-do-it manual for planning and designing instructional programs. New York: Neal-Schuman.

Moody, Regina B. (1995). Coming to terms: subject search strategies in the school library media center. New York: Neal-Schuman.

Ovando, Carlos J. (1997). Language diversity and education. In Multicultural education: issues and perspectives (pp. 272-296). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Pask, Judith M. and Snow, Carl E. (1995). Undergraduate instruction and the Internet. Library Trends, 44 (2), 306-.

Piette, Mary I. (1995). Library instruction: principles, theories, connections, and challenges. Reference Librarian, 51/52, 77-88.

Shirato, Linda, Bucciarelli, Elizabeth R., and Mercado, Heidi, Eds. (1996). New ways of “learning the library” – and beyond. Ann Arbor, MI: Pierian Press.

Woolls, Blanche. (1997). Helping teachers sustain the vision: a leadership role. Emergency Librarian, 25, 14-18.


Active Learning

Allen, Eileen E. (1995). Active learning and teaching: improving postsecondary library instruction. Reference Librarian, 51/52, 89-103.

Dabbour, Katherine Strober. (1997). Applying active learning methods to the design of library instruction for a freshman seminar. College & Research Libraries, 58, 298-308.

Drueke, Jeanetta. (1992). Active learning in the university instruction classroom. Research Strategies, 10 (2), 77-83.

Johnson, Trudi E., and Mark, Beth L. (1995). Teaching in the information age: active learning techniques to empower students. Reference Librarian, 51/52, 105-120.

Kohut, Dave and Sternberg, Joel. (1995). Using the internet to study the internet: an active learning component. Research Strategies, 13, 176-181.

Lempert, David H. (1996). Escape from the ivory tower: student adventures in democratic experiential education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Ragains, Patrick. (1995). Four variations on Drueke’s active learning paradigm. Research Strategies, 13 (1), 40-50.


Learning Styles (General)

Brightman, Harvey J. (No date). GSU master teacher program: on learning styles. Available at:

Burniske, R. W. (2000). In defense of computer illiteracy: the virtues of “not learning.” Teachers College Record. Available at:

Dilger, Bradley. (2000). The ideology of ease. Journal of Electronic Publishing, 6 (1). Available at

Kohn, Herbert R. (1994). “I won’t learn from you” – and other thoughts on creative maladjustment. New York: New Press.

Mills, Dennis W. (1998). Applying what we know: student learning styles. Available at:

Murphy, P. Karen et al. (No date). Persuasion online or on paper: a new take on an old issue. Available at:

Nielsen, Jakob. (1997, October 1). How users read on the web. Alertbox. Available at:

Shoffner, Mary B., Jones, Marshall, and Harmon, Stephen W. (2000). Implications of new and emerging technologies for learning and cognition. Journal of Electronic Publishing, 6 (1). Available at

Soloman, Barbara A. and Felder, Richard M. (1999, February 5). Index of learning styles questionnaire. Available at:wysiwyg://57/


Graphic Organizers

Graphic organizer. (2000, March 28). Available at:

Graphic organizer references and hot links. (No Date). Available at:

Graphic organizers. (No Date). Available at

Graphic organizers. (1999, November 12). Available at:

Keiser, Jennifer. (No Date). Graphic organizers. Available at:


Information Literacy

Branch, Katherine and Gilchrist, Debra. (1996). Library instruction and information literacy in community and technical colleges. RQ, 35 (4), 476(7). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A18680102.

Furlong, Katherine and Roberts, Franklin D. (1998). If you teach it, will they learn? Information literacy and reference services in a college library. Computers in Libraries, 18(5), 22(4). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A20589199.

Maple, Amanda, Christensen, Beth, and Abromeit, Kathleen A. (1996). Information literacy for undergraduate music students: a conceptual framework. Notes, 52 (3), 744(10). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A18498776.

McCrank, Lawrence. (1992). Academic programs for information literacy: theory and structure. RQ, 31 (4), 485(13). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A12484901.

Rader, Hannelore B. (1995). Information literacy and the undergraduate curriculum. Library Trends, 44 (2), 270(9). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A17726336.

Reichel, Mary. (1994). Intellectual freedom and library instruction: the centrality of the connection. RQ, 33 (4), 471(5). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A15619224.

__________. (1993). Twenty-five-year retrospective: the importance of what we do. RQ, 33 (1), 29(4). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A14665287.

Souchek, Russell, and Meier, Marjorie. (1997). Teaching information literacy and scientific process skills: an integrated approach. College Teaching, 45 (4), 128(4). Available from: Expanded Academic ASAP: A20189223.

Thomas, Nancy Pickering. (1999). Information literacy and information skills instruction: applying research to practice in the school library media center. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.

Valenza, Joyce Kasman. (1998, April 16). Information literacy is more than computer literacy. Philadelphia Inquirer, F3.

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