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Improving Student Research: Librarian & Faculty Views on the Student Research Process

Activity: Draw the Ideal Student Research Process

Our learning community members participated in an activity where librarians and non-library faculty drew their version ideal student research process.  Can you tell the librarian drawings from the ones by course instructors?

Selected Bibliography

  1. Thill, M. (2012). Pragmatism and idealism in the academic library: An analysis of faculty and librarian expectations and values.  In Duke, L. M. & A.D. Asher (Eds.), College libraries and student culture: What we now know. ALA Editions.

  2. Tyron, J., Frigo, E., & O'Kelly, M. (2010). Using teaching faculty focus groups to assess information literacy core competencies at university level. Journal Of Information Literacy, 4(2), 62-77.

  3. Julien, H., & Given, L. (2003). Faculty-librarian relationships in the information literacy context: A content analysis of librarians' expressed attitudes and experiences. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science-Revue Canadienne Des Sciences De l Information Et De Bibliotheconomie, 27(3), 65-87.

  4. Manuel, K., Beck, S. E., & Molloy, M. (2005). An ethnographic study of attitudes influencing faculty collaboration in library instruction. The Reference Librarian, 43(89-90), 139-161. doi:10.1300/J120v43n89_10

  5. 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.

  6. Saunders, L. (2012). Faculty perspectives on information literacy as a student learning outcome. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 38(4), 226-236. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2012.06.001

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

  8. Birmingham, E., Chinwongs, L., Flaspohler, M. R., Hearn, C., Kvanvig, D., & Portmann, R. (2008). First-year writing teachers, perceptions of students' information literacy competencies, and a call for a collaborative approach. Communications in Information Literacy, 2(1), 6-24.

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

  10. DaCosta, J. (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 & Research Libraries, 71(3), 203-222.

  11. Veach, G. L. (2009). Teaching information literacy to faculty: An experiment. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 16(1), 58-70. doi:10.1080/10691310902753983

  12. Arendt, J.,  & Lotts, M. (2012). What liaisons say about themselves and what faculty say about their liaisons, a U.S. survey. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 12(2), 155-177.

  13. Feldman, D., & Sciammarella, S. (2000). Both sides of the looking glass: Librarian and teaching faculty perceptions of librarianship at six community colleges. College & Research Libraries, 61(6), 491-498.

  14. Hrycaj, P., & Russo, M. (2007). Reflections on surveys of faculty attitudes toward collaboration with librarians. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 33(6), 692-696. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2007.09.008

  15. 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.

  16. Housewright, R., Schonfeld, R.C., & K. Wulfson (2012, April 8). Ithaka S+R US faculty survey 2012. Retrieved from