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Information Literacy Resources: Readings

Resources for teaching and assessing information literacy

Information Literacy Readings

These readings may be helpful if you would like to learn more about information literacy assessment and faculty perspectives on information literacy.

Blau, C. (2012). Awareness and perceptions of information literacy of faculty members in universities in the Dublin Area. Dublin Business School


Boon, S., Johnston, B., & Webber, S. (2007). A phenomenographic study of English faculty's conceptions of information literacy. Journal of Documentation, 63(2), 204-228. doi: 10.1108/00220410710737187.


Bury, S. (2011). Faculty attitudes, perceptions and experiences of information literacy: a study across multiple disciplines at York University, Canada. Journal of information literacy, 5(1), 45-64.


Cope, J., & Sanabria, J. E. (2014). Do We Speak the Same Language?: A Study of Faculty Perceptions of Information Literacy. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 14(4), 475-501.


DaCosta, J. W. (2010). Is there an information literacy skills gap to be bridged? An examination of faculty perceptions and activities relating to information literacy in the United States and England. College and Research Libraries, 71(3), 203-222.


Gullikson, S. (2006). Faculty perceptions of ACRL’s information literacy competency standards for higher education. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 32(6), 583–592.  


Hardesty, L. (1995). Faculty culture and bibliographic instruction: An exploratory analysis. Library Trends, 44(2), 339-367.


Leckie, G. J., & Fullerton, A. (1999). Information literacy in science and engineering undergraduate education: Faculty attitudes and pedagogical practices. College and Research Libraries, 60(1), 9-29.


McGuinness, C. (2006). What faculty think – Exploring the barriers to information literacy development in undergraduate education. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 32(6), 573-582. doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2006.06.002


Mounce, M. (2010). Working together: academic librarians and faculty collaborating to improve students ’ information literacy skills: a literature review 2000 – 2009. The Reference Librarian, 51(4), 300–320. doi:10.1080/02763877.2010.501420


Saunders, L. (2013, April). Culture and Collaboration: Fostering Integration of Information Literacy by Speaking the Language of Faculty. In Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference (pp. 9-12).


Saunders, L. (2012). Faculty perspectives on information literacy as a student learning outcome. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 38(4), 226-236.


Singh, A. B. (2005). A report on faculty perceptions of students' information literacy competencies in journalism and mass communication programs: The ACEJMC survey. College and Research Libraries, 66(4), 294-310.


Stanger, K. (2012). Whose Hands Ply the Strands? Survey of Eastern Michigan University Psychology Faculty Regarding Faculty and Librarian Roles in Nurturing Psychology Information Literacy. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 31(2), 112-127.


Tandi, E. (2013). Faculty perceptions and practices in health sciences information literacy instruction in Tanzania.


Weetman, J. (2005). Osmosis—does it work for the development of information literacy? The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 31(5), 456–460.


Weiner, S. A. (2014). Who Teaches Information Literacy Competencies? Report of a Study of Faculty. College Teaching, 62(1), 5-12.


Wu, Y., & Kendall, S. (2006). Teaching faculty’s perspectives on business information literacy. Reference Services Review, 34(1), 86 – 96.