DePaul Study Included in “Top 20”

Heather Jagman’s study of information literacy instruction in first-year courses at DePaul University (co-authored with former DePaul librarian Paula Dempsey, now at the University of Illinois Chicago) has been selected as one of the “Top 20 Articles for 2016″ by the American Library Association’s Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT).

In describing this study of almost 100 student essays, LIRT committee members noted the authors’ distinctive “analysis and aligning of student responses using the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education,” and the fact that the essays forming the foundation of the study are available for review through DePaul’s institutional repository, Via.

Dempsey and Jagman’s article, ““I Felt Like Such a Freshman”: First-Year Students Crossing the Library Threshold,” was published in portal: Libraries and the Academy in 2016, and is available through the UIC institutional repository. The anonymized data set employed in the study is available through the DePaul institutional repository.

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